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Anycast IP

Anycast IP is a networking technique that allows a single IP address to be assigned to multiple devices or servers in different physical locations. When a client sends a request to the anycast IP address, the request is routed to the nearest server or device that is part of the anycast group, based on the routing protocol used by the network.
Anycast IP is often used to improve the reliability and performance of network services, such as DNS. By using anycast IP, requests are routed to the nearest server or device, reducing the latency and improving the response time. It also provides redundancy and load balancing, as traffic can be distributed across multiple servers or devices in different locations.
Anycast IP is different from unicast and multicast IP. Unicast IP is used to address a single network interface, while multicast IP is used to address a group of devices that are interested in receiving a specific message. Anycast IP, on the other hand, is used to address a group of devices that offer the same service or content, but are located in different physical locations.
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