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Anycast

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Anycast (a one to many packet topology, but only sent to the closest)

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Anycast Address: Like broadcast and multicast, anycast is a one-to-many routing topology. However, the data stream is not transmitted to all receivers, just the one which the router decides is the "closest" in the network. Anycast is useful for balancing data loads. It is used in DNS and UDP.

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