Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Engineering and Sciences

First Advisor

David LeVan

Second Advisor

Tiauw Hiong Go

Third Advisor

Walter Bond

Fourth Advisor

Philip Bernhard


Objectives This research concentrates on IPv6 security and its technical aspects. The performance of IPv6 has carefully evaluated, tested, and analyzed. Beyond comparing IPv4 and IPv6 in terms of security, this thesis does not focus on IPv4; preferably, the priority is to concentrate on the security basis of IPv6. The comparison was based on previous researches that can be found in the references section. Furthermore, the role of IPsec in encrypting data is another main objective of this research and is specifically explained. This research demonstrates how IPsec is used in encrypting data so that IPv6 extension headers will be demonstrated and examined. IPv4 and IPv6 have impacts and problems. Therefore, the end of this thesis contains an implementation, investigation, and examination of the problems and results with IPv4 and IPv6. Key Results The key results are specified in Chapters 8 and 9, which contain implementations of IPv4, IPv6, IPsec over IPv4, and IPsec over IPv6.