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?"