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Re: What is multihoming was (design of a real routing v. endpointid seperation)

  • From: John Reilly
  • Date: Mon Oct 24 18:07:51 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 02:24 -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
> As I understand it, the term multihoming in a network operations
> context is defined as:
> (A multihomed network is)
> A network which is connected via multiple distinct
> paths so as to eliminate or reduce the likelihood that a single
> failure will significantly reduce reachability.

Given that definition of multhoming.....

> 3.	Most multihoming today is done using BGP, but, many other
> 	solutions exist with various tradeoffs.  In V6, there is
> 	currently only one known (BGP) and one proposed, but,
> 	unimplemented (Shim6) solution under active consideration
> 	by IETF. (this may be untrue, but, it seems to be the
> 	common perception even if not reality).

... shim6 doesn't fit into the definition does it?  Its seems to be a
question of multihomed networks Vs. multihomed hosts (although the
effect may be the same at the end of the day).