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Title: Review paper on neighbour discovery protocol in IPv6 link-local network

Authors: Emir Mahmood; Ayad Hasan Adhab; Ahmed K. Al-Ani

Addresses: Directorate General of Education Wasit, Ministry of Education Iraq, Horror, Kut, Iraq ' Directorate General of Education Wasit, Ministry of Education Iraq, Horror, Kut, Iraq ' National Advanced IPv6 Center (Nav6), Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia

Abstract: Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) signifies the latest version of IP, the ‘Internet Protocol’. The communication protocol allocates an identification, as well as a location system of computers on the network. One of the key protocols in IPv6 is the neighbour discovery protocol (NDP). The NDP covers many functions including the discovery of nodes on a similar link, the detection of addresses that are duplicate, and the detection of routers. Due to the importance of NDP, it makes it susceptible to several attacks including denial of service (DoS); ‘Denial of Service’ attack. Many mechanisms proposed to secure NDP. However, these mechanisms are still vulnerable. This paper reviews the significance of NDP and presents the advantage and disadvantage of each proposed mechanisms. Moreover, the SeND mechanism was implemented and the results were compared with the original NDP. This paper discusses the requirements of features of the proposed mechanism in securing the IPv6 NDP processes.

Keywords: NDP; neighbour discovery protocol; IPv6 link-local network; network security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSOI.2019.100622

International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, 2019 Vol.10 No.1, pp.65 - 78

Received: 30 Apr 2019
Accepted: 30 Apr 2019

Published online: 04 Jul 2019 *

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