Κουριέρης, Ιωάννης Π.
SubjectTCP/IP (Πρωτόκολλο δικτύων υπολογιστών) ; Ηλεκτρονικοί υπολογιστές -- Δίκτυα -- Μέτρα ασφαλείας ; Ασφάλεια ηλεκτρονικών υπολογιστών ; Δίκτυα υπολογιστών -- Πρωτόκολλα
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the next version of the protocol that is used for communications on the Internet. IPv6 has developed over 10 years and yet its application is in a small level, to the point that is mostly a “research tool”. The design was based on extensive experience which gained over the years of operation and rapid growth of the Internet. The IPv6 includes a series of operational improvements and simplifications that its predecessor IPv4, especially in matters of digital communications and the mobility of users. This postgraduate thesis aims to analyze how safe is the IPv6 protocol which has been developed and is still in a small phase. After initially looking at, will discuss the reasons which make the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 protocol needed and how it ensured. Then explain how IPv6 protocol may fall victim to malicious acts and give protection measures to deal with. Finally we summarize our conclusions about the safety of the protocol.