billreid at shaw.ca
Wed Jun 6 21:17:41 CDT 2007
Sean Walberg wrote:
> A multihomed host sits in two different subnets. By that definition,
> Trevor's box is multihomed. So is my Linux box at home with one Shaw
> connection and one private LAN connection -- it has a routing decision
I have always thought that multihomed meant there were two paths to a host. I
have never thought it as just being connected to two networks. I would not
consider the the Linux box above as being multihomed since a host on the LAN or
the Internet can only reach one interface not both.
In Trevor's case it is sort of multihomed because a host on the Internet can
access his server via two IP addresses so there are multiple paths to his
server. But I do think we should really reserve multihomed to imply what you
suggest: two different carrier connections and BGP.
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