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Impacts of IPv6 on Infrastructure Control Systems

This document presents information on the impacts of adopting Internet Protocol version 6
(IPv6) into infrastructure control systems. The investigation was performed by members of
Sandia National Laboratories and funded by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National
SCADA Test Bed (NSTB) Program. Specifically, the document presents a brief background
and description of the features of IPv6, details on how IPv6 may be implemented in a control
system, and potential issues that may surface related to reliability and security.