Design and Implementation of an IPv4/IPv6 Dual-Stack Automatic Service Discovery Mechanism for an Access Control System
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With the development of the Internet network technologies, a vast number of things are connecting to the Internet. The available IPv4 addresses are used up almost. IPv6 and IPv4 will coexist for many years. Therefore, the Internet capabilities will be a significant issue. Moreover, we let the home monitoring system as a use case. This paper proposes an IPv4/IPv6 Dual-Stack Automatic Service Discovery Mechanism for an Access Control System. Our system architecture is divided into two parts: Door Access Controller Module and Door Access Control Server. The Door Access Control Server is implemented with an IPv4/IPv6 Dual-Stack network and Automatic Service Discovery on an Android-based IPTV Box. The functionalities of system configuration, access configuration and access monitoring are designed in the IPTV Box. Additionally, the Door Access Controller Module is designed by an embedded system. The modules of RFID reader and Camera can hot plug in anytime. In our implementation result, the IPv4/IPv6 Dual-Stack Automatic Service Discovery Mechanism works well. The test results of different service discovery methods with IPv4/IPv6 dual stack are presented in this paper. In the result, we can observe that the polling method is inefficiency. Especially with IPv6, it is unworkable due to the host ID space with 264 addresses. The performance of service discovery with multicast is a good solution in our system.
KeywordsIPv6 Dual Stack Multicast Service Discovery Home Network Internet of Things
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