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IPv4 to Ipv6

I would like to know how will IPv6 speed up the processing of TCP/IP packets and also how will devices that currently use IPv4 be able to handle IPv6 packets.

Thankyou for any help you can give me.
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zephyr_hex (Megan)DeveloperCommented:
may i ask your real-world application so that we know this is not a homework question?
thx
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jhanceCommented:
Who said IPV6 will speed things up?  I think that's an incorrect assumption.  

Who said IPV4 devices will be able to handle IPV6 packets?  They can't!
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endo52Author Commented:
No this isn't a homework question and I did find the answer I was looking for it just took a little bit more research. Thanks anyway.

jhance
I would like to know where you got your info if I may ask.
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zephyr_hex (Megan)DeveloperCommented:
ipv4 devices will be able to handle ipv6 because ipv6 is backward compliant.  ivp6 is currently out there...
it's just that an ipv4 device wont be able to take advantage of the ipv6 features.

"Applications already developed using IPv4 will have no knowledge of this socket option; this implies that all IPv4/IPv6 socket transformation should only be performed by IPv6 applications. However, during the transition between IPv4 and IPv6, you may still need to develop pure IPv4 applications. Use IPV6_ADDRFORM to check, and if necessary transform any incoming IPv6 sockets into IPv4 sockets. This will ensure that that your application will work effectively in a mixed IPv4/IPv6 environment."
http://docsrv.sco.com/cgi-bin/man/man?ipv6+7tcp

moreover, ipv6 is faster and more efficient than ipv4.  you can get the details here: http://www.elektrorevue.cz/clanky/2004/0015/
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endo52Author Commented:
Thankyou
zephyr hex

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