Migration IPv4 Utilization to IPv6


Thursday on 18 December 2014 located at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta, Indonesia’s Internet Service Provider Association (APJII) conducted Open Policy Meeting (OPM) for one of their division, Indonesia Network Information Center (IDNIC). DPT is proud to fully supported OPM activity by participating as a sponsor.

IDNIC is working to manage Internet Protocol (IP Address) numbering allocation in Indonesia, which is one of National Internet Registry (NIR) under Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) based in Brisbane, Australia.

OPM was attended by 600 IDNIC members for various business sectors and institutions as well as related government officials such as Mr. Semuel Abrijani Pangerapan (APJII General Leader), Mr. Paul Wilson (Executive Director of APNIC Australia), and Mr. Rudiantara (Minister of communication dan Information Republik of Indonesia). Through OPM IDNIC gives information related IP address development, where there is migration from IPv4 utilization to IPv6.

To anticipate the reduce of IPv4 public address amount, than observation system with latest version has been built, IP address version 6 or IPv6.  Beside numbers of address that may be able to accommodate more, there are more advantages by using IPv6 such as:

1. IPv6 provides better end-to-end connectivity compared to IPv4. IPv6 with much bigger address numbers does not need NAT and will be able to guarantee better end-to-end connectivity.

2. IPv6’s header structure is more simple so it will give faster routing process.

3. IPv6 security system is better because it is integrated with IPSec inside it.

4. IPv6 follows IPv4 principal design so it will make IPv4 smooth transition/migration.

For an Internet Service Provider, it is important to performed transition from IPv4 to IPv6 since there is more connectivity request from customers and IPv6 content basis is growing. Transition process can be done by a few methods such as upgrading devices and its related network.