An Integrated Secure Architecture for IPv4/IPv6 Address Translation Between IPv4 and IPv6 Networks

  • J. Amutha
  • S. Albert Rabara
  • R. Meenakshi Sundaram
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 380)


An All-IP network is probably getting highly feasible since all applications and services in the telecommunication are already getting IP enabled. Internet Protocol version 6 or IPv6 is a later version of IP suite as it is designed to handle the increasing number of Internet applications. Security has become a major concern for the IP next generation network architecture and is considered as one of the most fundamental requirements for business continuity and service delivery. Several initiatives have been made by researchers to integrate secure IPv4/IPv6 address translation between IPv4 and IPv6 networks. But, not much progress has been reported in the recent past. Hence, in this research, an Integrated Secure Architecture for IPv4/IPv6 Address Translation between IPv4 and IPv6 Networks, with an IPv4/IPv6-Enabled Gateway Translator (IP46EGT), has been proposed to achieve MAC-level, VPN-IPSec, and Certificate level security. Network performance is evaluated and the generated results are tabulated and graphically presented.


IPv4 IPv6 Address translation Security IPSec 




Cryptographically Generated Address—an address generated by replacing the 64-bit interface identifier of an IPv6 address with the cryptographic hash of the address owner’s public key.


IPv4/IPv6-Enabled Gateway Translator which translates IPv4 address into IPv6 address and IPv6 address into IPv4 address.

Load Balancer

A load balancer is a device which distributes network traffic or application traffic across a number of servers.


Media Access Control address is a hardware address that uniquely identifies each node of a network.

Round-Trip Latency

It is the time required for a packet to travel from a source node to a destination node and the time taken for an acknowledgment to be received.


It is used to secure site-to-site connectivity and protects IPv4 and IPv6 traffic as it communicates between end hosts or security gateways.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Amutha
    • 1
  • S. Albert Rabara
    • 1
  • R. Meenakshi Sundaram
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Joseph’s CollegeTiruchirappalliIndia

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