The present disclosure relates to systems and methods to provide Anycast MPLS Ping utility in an IGP-SR network. More particularly, to provide Anycast MPLS Ping utility in IGP-SR to detect the reachability/liveliness of the anycast prefixes. The present disclosure introduces the anycast ping, where network operators can validate the reachability to all anycast routers in one go by initiating the ping to anycast IP. As a part of the solution, the initiating router will walk through its own IGP database to determine the router IDs of all the routers which are advertising the destination prefix. If the destination prefix is available from more than one advertising routers then it will be marked as qualified for anycast ping, otherwise the reachability to the destination IP will be determined by normal ping.
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Anonymous, "SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PROVIDE ANYCAST MPLS PING UTILITY IN AN IGP-SR NETWORK", Technical Disclosure Commons, (February 28, 2022)