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Definition of "anycast" []

  • A network addressing and routing scheme whereby data is routed to the nearest or best destination as viewed by the routing topology. (noun)

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Use "anycast" in a sentence
  • "In addition, technologies such as anycast addressing have been developed to allow multiple hosts at the same IP address but in different portions of the Internet to service requests by network clients."
  • "The Windows Azure CDN employs anycast to route the end user to the closest node."
  • "What is the correct configuration of Anycast RP on the loopback interface, assuming a shared anycast address of 10.1.1.1?"