RE: Anycast and windows servers

Depending on the service being provided, Microsoft
has their own clustering solution which will
perform failover. Sometimes choosing full vendor
supported technologies is the easiest path.
With Windows 2003 Server they even support
geographically disperses failover. Info at:


Given your initial question was, I think, about the OSPF implementation on windows - I used it on NT 4.0, when it was part of the routing and remote access option, to implement fault tolerant routing through some windows based firewalls.
It worked fine then. So long as you minimize the services running on the windows box, it was stable enough.
Have not used window servers since NT 4.0, but I don't imagine its gotten worse.

Buhrmaster, Gary wrote: