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johnjessi66

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What is a Multi-homed Host?
« on: April 28, 2014, 10:01:43 AM »
Hi,

What is a Multi-homed Host?

radhika

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Re: What is a Multi-homed Host?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 10:09:09 AM »
Hi,

It is a host that has a multiple network interfaces and that requires multiple IP addresses is called as a Multi-homed Host.


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Re: What is a Multi-homed Host?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 10:28:35 AM »
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A host which has more than one connection to a network. The host may send and receive data over any of the links but will not route traffic for other nodes.

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Re: What is a Multi-homed Host?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 02:32:42 AM »
Hello,

A host which has more than one connection to a network. The host may send and receive data over any of the links but will not route traffic for other nodes

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Re: What is a Multi-homed Host?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 03:29:36 AM »
hii,

Multihoming refers to a computer or device connected to more than one computer network. It can be used, for example, to increase the reliability of an Internet Protocol network, such as a user served by more than one Internet service provider.


The host has multiple network interface controllers (NIC) and each interface has one, or more, IP addresses. If one of the links fails, then its IP address becomes unreachable, but the other IP addresses may still work. Hosts that have multiple IPv6 or IPv4 records enabled can then still be reachable at the penalty of having the client program time out and retry on the broken address. Existing connections can't be taken over by the other interface, as TCP does not support this. To remedy this, one could use Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) which does allow this situation. However SCTP is not used very much in practice. A new protocol based on TCP, Multipath TCP, taking form as a TCP extension, is also being actively worked on at the IETF as of March 2012. It would also remedy this issue, as well as providing better performance by making use of every available network interface.

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Re: What is a Multi-homed Host?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 03:30:46 AM »
Hi,

Multihomed is a configuration describing a host computer with two or more network addresses. However, the connections may vary. For example, the host computer may have two or more network connections to the same type of network, a connection to a network and a serial line, or connections to two separate LAN segments or other networks such as those used by an Internet service provider (ISP), which do not (or are not allowed to) communicate with each other.


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Re: What is a Multi-homed Host?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2014, 03:45:23 AM »
hi,

Multihomed is a configuration describing a host computer with two or more network addresses. However, the connections may vary. For example, the host computer may have two or more network connections to the same type of network, a connection to a network and a serial line, or connections to two separate LAN segments or other networks such as those used by an Internet service provider (ISP), which do not (or are not allowed to) communicate with each other.

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Re: What is a Multi-homed Host?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2014, 12:05:10 AM »
Hello,

Multihomed describes a computer host that has multiple IP addresses to connected networks. A multihomed host is physically connected to multiple data links that can be on the same or different networks. For example, a computer with a Windows NT 4.0 Server and multiple IP addresses can be referred to as "multihomed" and may serve as an IP router.

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