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Old 03-03-2012, 09:32 AM
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Anycast is defined as one-to-many.
However, with that said, the bottom line is that a single packet will be delivered to only one to device.
With anycast, many servers, as an example, will have the same IPv6 unicast address. Routers will load balance on a link to these servers and deliver the packet to the nearest anycast address, but they won't deliver the packet to more than one device. The next packet might go to a different device, or the same, depending on the routers.
This is basically a very cool load-balancing technique built inside IPv6.
Hope this helps.
Todd
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