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IPv6 Anycast Binding using Return Routability

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Brian Haberman , Erik Nordmark
Last updated 2002-10-04
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Today, the use of IPv6 anycast is limited. This document proposes a mechanism by which TCP/SCTP and stateful protocols using UDP can securely discover the mapping from an anycast address to a unicast address that can be used until a failure is detected. The mechanism reuses the Mobile IPv6 Return Routability and Binding Update mechanism.


Brian Haberman
Erik Nordmark

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