anycast address - Computer Definition
In Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), an address that is assigned to multiple interfaces, typically on multiple nodes. A packet with an anycast address is delivered to the closest interface with that address, as determined by the routing by the routing protocols measure of distance. Anycast addresses are allocated from the unicast address space. See also interface, IPv6, IPv6 address, node, packet, protocol, router, unicast, and unicast address.