Comparative Analysis of Two Prominent Routing Protocols in IPv6 Network: OSPFv3 & EIGRPv6

Md. Asif Hossain, Md.Mahful Islam, Md. Nesar Uddin Majumder


Due to the huge demand of Internet, computer network has been transited from IPv4 to IPv6 environment. New routing protocols are also needed in IPv6 network. Among them two are very prominent: IETF’s OSPF and Cisco’s EIGRP. In IPv6 network, they are known as OSPFv3 and EIGRPv6 respectively. Though several researchers have worked in these area, but this paper have analyzed the comparisons between these two routing protocols more intensively. In this paper, packet loss, routing convergence speed and end to end delay have been considered as the parameters of the comparisons. The comparisons have been evaluated in Cisco’s simulation environment; Packet Tracer. 



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