Task 1: (11 pages)
Comparison of IPV4 and IPV6 network protocols in terms functionality. This refers to :
- How these protocols are operating
- What are functional
- Significant difference between them.
With the creation of the internet to serve the purpose of making the world a village through information sharing developers created addresses through which internet devices including computers and phones could communicate with each other. IP addresses serve the purpose of connecting hosts within the internet in order to avail a package of information to another computer which is the recipient. Internet protocols specify a technical format of packets that allows a scheme of computers to communicate over network whereby it allows a user to address and drop a package without a direct link between the user and the recipient (Beal, 2017). Internet protocol version 4(IPv4) has been the most commonly used internet protocol but it is now facing extinction since almost all addresses have been issued due to the rapid unforeseen internet growth. However, developers have engaged in the creation of Internet protocol version 6 whose coding follows on the blueprint of the IPv4 to solve this imminent crisis. To fully understand the working of internet protocol the paper precisely dissects both IPv4 and IPv6 defining their operation and functionality consequently unearthing the significant differences between the two protocols.