An analysis of IPv6 anycast

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (ipv6 WG)
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2003-06-30)
Stream IETF
Intended RFC status Informational
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IESG IESG state Expired (IESG: Dead)
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IESG note 2004-11-11: WG has taken this one back; will get some new reviews, proceed accordingly.
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The memo tries to identify the problems and issues in the use of IPv6 anycast [Hinden, 1998] defined as of today. The goals of the draft are (1) to understand the currently-defined IPv6 anycast better, (2) to provide guidelines for people trying to deploy anycast services, and (3) to suggest updates to IPv6 anycast protocol specification. The document was made possible by input from ipngwg DNS discovery design team.


Ettikan Karupiah (
Jun-ichiro Itoh (

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