RIPng- A next Generation Routing Protocal (IPv6)
This paper describes the future routing protocol called the Routing Information Protocol Next Generation (RIPng) owing to the current depletion rate of IPv4. The term Next Generation (NG), is used to describe protocols that support the Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).addressing scheme. It starts up with a brief background to internetworking, internetwork models, Internet Protocols and IP addressing. IP version 4 address depletion is discussed; as well as methods available for slowing the depletion rate. It then introduces the IPv6 and highlighting the reasons for the drive towards it. IP packet routing and routing protocols are also discussed, with emphasis on the Routing Information Protocol (RIP). A brief history is given; its various versions are discussed, and detailed discussion on RIPv6 or RIPng are
Keywords: Internetworking, network architecture router, ripng, internet protocol, ipv6.