Build an anycast network on a shoestring

Hugo Slabbert hugo at
Mon Dec 12 23:31:57 UTC 2016

If you're doing ECMP w/i the DC, PMTUD does come to mind, though:

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On Mon 2016-Dec-12 15:59:29 -0600, Theodore Baschak <theodore at> wrote:

>Wow thanks for sharing both of these.  Anycast can be "black magic"
>sometimes, and the more that is known about it by operators the better. I'm
>somewhat surprised that ECMP
>I've done a little poor-mans anycasting within a network by simply using
>OSPF and some /32's. Had IPv4 space not been at such a premium when I got
>into the game, I would have definitely attempted to get a larger block so
>that I could anycast a /24 of it. :-(
>Theodore Baschak - AS395089 - Hextet Systems
> -
>On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 1:27 PM, chris <chris at> wrote:
>>  @natmorris did something similar 18 months to 2 years or so ago too
>>  video below from uknof 30 ..
>> Sent from Samsung Mobile on O2
>> -------- Original message --------From: Franck Martin via NANOG <
>> nanog at> Date: 12/12/2016  18:39  (GMT+00:00) To: NANOG <
>> nanog at> Subject: Build an anycast network on a shoestring
>> This is quite a nice write up by a colleague of mine:
>> network-9-steps-samir-jafferali
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