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In telecommunications, unicast is the addressing of a message to a single recipient.
The term unicast does not allow any conclusions to be drawn as to whether it is a bidirectional connection, i.e. whether the sender and receiver are communicating with one another, or whether the respective data is only transmitted in one direction ( unidirectional ).
Unicast addresses are used here, among other things, for the temporary connection to IPv4 networks ( global unicast transition address ) or for the assignment of individual devices within closed networks ( link-local unicast address ).
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