Routing Behavior of IS–IS and OSPFv3 with Database Query, Remote Login, and FTP in IPv6 Networks
Gideon E. Norvor1, Michael Asante2, Francis Xavier Kofi Akotoye3

1Gideon E. Norvor, Department of Computer Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
2Michael Asante, Department of Computer Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
3Francis Xavier Kofi Akotoye, Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Cape Coast, Ghana.
Manuscript received on October 02, 2016. | Revised Manuscript received on October 05, 2016. | Manuscript published on October 20, 2016. | PP: 11-19 | Volume-4 Issue-3, October 2016. | Retrieval Number: C0707094316/2016©BEIESP
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Abstract: IPv6 is the next–generation Internet Protocol developed to solve the problems of IPv4. IPv6 is an innovate step from IPv4. However, both protocols differ in header structure. The difference in header structure between the two protocols means that routing network traffic in IPv6 will no longer be supported by the conventional routing protocols used in IPv4. New routing protocols that are supported by IPv6 must be used. In this paper, performance of two routing protocols supported by IPv6 has been evaluated and compared for some applications such as database query, remote login, and ftp using Riverbed Modeler Academic Edition 17.5. These protocols are OSPFv3 and IS–IS. Performance evaluation is based on database query response time, remote login response time, ftp download/upload response times and traffic received as the main parameters. The main objective of this paper is to compare both protocols and to evaluate their performance in order to determine which of them will be the more suitable one for routing these applications in IPv6. In order to achieve the objective of this paper, two scenarios were used: OSPFv3 scenario and IS–IS scenario. Both scenarios were simulated against the chosen parameters. Overall, simulation results have shown that IS–IS is the more suitable protocol for the selected applications.
Keywords: Remote login, Database query, ftp, OSPFv3, IS–IS, and IPv6.