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Architectural Considerations of IP Anycast (RFC7094)

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Publication Date: 2014-Jan-17
Document File: 44 page(s) / 50K

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D. McPherson: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

As of this writing, the term "anycast" appears in 176 RFCs and 144 active Internet-Drafts. The following sections capture some of the key appearances and discussion of anycasting within the IETF over the years.

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Internet Architecture Board (IAB)                           D. McPherson Request for Comments: 7094                                Verisign, Inc. Category: Informational                                          D. Oran ISSN: 2070-1721                                            Cisco Systems                                                                D. Thaler                                                    Microsoft Corporation                                                             E. Osterweil                                                           Verisign, Inc.                                                             January 2014

                Architectural Considerations of IP Anycast

Abstract

   This memo discusses architectural implications of IP anycast and    provides some historical analysis of anycast use by various IETF    protocols.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)    and represents information that the IAB has deemed valuable to    provide for permanent record.  It represents the consensus of the    Internet Architecture Board (IAB).  Documents approved for    publication by the IAB are not a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7094.

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   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.

McPherson, et al.             Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 7094            Arch Considerations of IP Anycast       January 2014

 Table of Contents

   1. Overview ........................................................2

   2. Background ......................................................3

      2.1. Anycast History ............................................3

      2.2. Anycast...