[RndTbl] Multihoming

John Lange john.lange at open-it.ca
Thu Jun 7 11:44:48 CDT 2007

Fair enough. I'll accept that.

If you have a look here:


it does allow that there are several things loosely considered to be

However, in the 3rd definition "Multiple Links, Single IP address
(Space)", it says "This is what in general is meant with Multihoming"
and that is the definition I have always gone by.

In short, if you aren't doing BGP, you aren't multi-homed, but as with
most things that people don't understand well the term has been diluted.

Just like calling a home Linksys firewall a "router", even though it
doesn't route anything.


On Wed, 2007-06-06 at 18:25 -0500, Trevor Cordes wrote: 
> On  5 Jun, John Lange wrote:
> > 
> > I'm in a nit-picky mood so I'll just point out that plugging 2
> > connections into a firewall that supports dual wan is not multi-homing.
> http://searchnetworking.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid7_gci212611,00.html
> Sounds like the setup to me.  We have a firewall/router (linux) that has
> 2 DSL links (2 separate modems on 2 separate lines) to the internet (2
> separate real-world IP addresses).  Some traffic (port-based) goes out
> #1, some goes out #2.
> Sorry if I got the terms wrong, but that always meant "multihoming" to
> me.  I could very well be wrong.
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