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A Framework for Global IP-Anycast (GIA)

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Author John T. Wroclawski
Last updated 1999-06-30
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This document describes GIA, an architecture for a scalable Global IP-Anycast service. In contrast to previous approaches, which route IP-anycast through the unicast routing system, GIA provides IP-anycast with its own routing protocol. To scale, GIA pushes the overhead of anycast routing to the edge of the network and off-load the middle routers of the burden of storing anycast routes.


John T. Wroclawski

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