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Re: What is multihoming was (design of a real routing v. endpoint idseperation)

  • From: Crist Clark
  • Date: Mon Oct 24 16:33:03 2005

Stephen Sprunk wrote:

Other people use this term in very different ways. To some people
it means using having multiple IP addresses bound to a single
network interface. To others it means multiple websites on one

That is virtual hosting in a NANOG context. Some undereducated MCSEs might call it multihoming, but let's not endorse that here.
Unfortunately, this is a common and "standards blessed" way to refer to
any host with multiple interfaces/addresses (real or virtual). For example,
from the "Terminology" section, 1.1.3, of RFC1122, "Requirements for
Internet Hosts -- Communication Layers," says,

              A host is said to be multihomed if it has multiple IP
              addresses.  For a discussion of multihoming, see Section
              3.3.4 below.

Crist J. Clark                               [email protected]
Globalstar Communications                                (408) 933-4387

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