[dns-operations] Quick anycast primer

brett watson brett at the-watsons.org
Fri Jul 14 16:19:56 UTC 2006

On Jul 14, 2006, at 1:24 AM, Jim Reid wrote:

> And back again. This
> was because the ISP I used in those days didn't peer with Nominum in
> LINX. Their upstream provider did that at PAIX.
> I suppose it all depends on what's meant by "topologically closest".

indeed, that's a significant point about anycasting a service.  if  
the networks (ASNs) between the client and the resolver have poor  
peering, "topologically closest" may not mean what you had hoped it  


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