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Date:	Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:07:04 -0800 (PST)
From:	Fran├žois-Xavier Le Bail <fx.lebail@...oo.com>
To:	Christoph Paasch <christoph.paasch@...ouvain.be>
Cc:	Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	Hannes Frederic Sowa <hannes@...essinduktion.org>,
	"David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
	James Morris <jmorris@...ei.org>,
	Hideaki Yoshifuji <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>,
	Patrick McHardy <kaber@...sh.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] IPv6: enable TCP to use an anycast address

On Sat, 1/11/14, Christoph Paasch <christoph.paasch@...ouvain.be> wrote:

>> On 11/01/14 - 05:06:10, Fran├žois-Xavier Le Bail wrote:
>> On Sat, 1/11/14, Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru> wrote:
>> As said in http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-anycast-arch-implications-12.html#section-2.1
>> (this informational draft is in RCF queue)

> This draft does not say that TCP should be used with anycast
> addresses. Rather the opposite:

> "  This document does not treat in any depth
>   the fact that there are deployed services with TCP transport using
>   anycast today.  Evidence exists to suggest that such practice is not
>   "safe" in the traditional and architectural sense (as described in
>   Section 4.2). "

> And Section 4.2 gives more information.
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-anycast-arch-implications-12.html#section-4.2

The draft say there are use cases for TCP with anycast services.
The DNS use case is widely deployed in real word.

I think enabled such possibility in Linux kernel is useful.

It's only a possibility for such use cases and it's dont break usual TCP usage.

Francois-Xavier

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