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Extension Management of a Knowledge Base Migration Process to IPv6

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There are many reasons to deploy IPv6 protocol with IPv4 address space depletion being the most indisputable. Unfortunately, migration to the IPv6 protocol seems slower than anticipated. To improve pace of the IPv6 deployment, authors of the article developed the two applications -- IPv6 Migration Guide and IPv6 Knowledge Builder -- that support the migration process. Their main purpose of both applications is to help less experienced network administrators facilitate the migration process. Even though both application are generic in principle, they are focusing on enabling IPv6 in SOHO networks at this stage of development. This paper presents IPv6 Migration Guide with detailed description of available network detection techniques. A prototype of IPv6 Knowledge Builder application, its design concepts, intended usage scenarios and development details are also presented. It will allow extending existing knowledge base by defining new knowledge entities (questions, answers, advices and tests) to IPv6 Migration Guide in an easy manner. Used together with already developed IPv6 Migration Guide tool, it will provide significant assistance to network administrators during IPv6 enabling phase.

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Applications and the Internet (SAINT), 2011 IEEE/IPSJ 11th International Symposium on

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18-21 July 2011