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A survey of anycast in IPv6 networks

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2 Author(s)
Weber, S. ; Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA, USA ; Liang Cheng

Anycast is a new "one-to-one-of-many" communication method in IPv6 networks. With this technology, the problem of finding the best server to respond to a request becomes a virtual noop. Hindered by unresolved issues and the slow deployment of IPv6, network-layer anycast is still not a reality. However, an increase in interest and research surrounding anycast recently warrants a look at the state and direction of the ideas in this area. This article describes some of the major problems with network-layer anycast and their possible solutions, as well as some optimizations and applications that have been developed recently.

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Communications Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:42 ,  Issue: 1 )