Some Questions on BIND and IPv4 Anycast

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Fri Mar 9 15:09:26 UTC 2007

On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 10:27:55PM +0800,
 Archimedes S. Gaviola <agaviola at> wrote 
 a message of 19 lines which said:

> How does BIND handles anycast address?

It does not. It is entirely handled outside BIND, in the routers.

> How to determine that certain IPv4 address is an anycast?

You cannot. Anycast addresses are ordinary addresses.

> Does this type of address being advertised by routers on the
> Internet?

Or RFC 4786

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