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Internet Protocol version 6
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networking, protocol (IPv6, IPng, IP next generation) The
most viable candidate to replace the current InternetProtocol. The primary purpose of IPv6 is to solve the
problem of the shortage of IP addresses.
The following features have been purposed: 16-byte addresses
instead of the current four bytes; embedded encryption - a
32-bit Security Association ID (SAID) plus a variable length
initialisation vector in packet headers; user
authentication (a 32-bit SAID plus variable length
authentication data in headers); autoconfiguration
(currently partly handled by Dynamic Host ConfigurationProtocol); support for delay-sensitive traffic - a 24 bit
flow ID field in headers to denote voice or video, etc.
One possible solution is based on the TUBA protocol (RFC
1347, 1526, 1561) which is itself based on the OSI
(RFC 1475) which changes TCP and UDP headers to give a
64-bit IP address, a 32-bit port number, and a 64 bit
sequence number.