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Re: Anycast 101

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Mon Dec 20 11:41:31 2004

> >but so far nobody has said "yes, what Iljitsch is describing should 
> >work."
> Apparently you also didn't get any pointers to RFCs or other 
> authoritative sources that say "each and every packet injected into the 
> internet must be delivered in sequence".

	er... please quote chapter/verse here.
	these are "packets" and have sequence numbers
	-BECAUSE- they may not be received in order.
	the end-system must be designed to place the 
	packets back in order before presenting the 
	data to the application.

	e.g.  this is not a circuit switched network.