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Connected Computing Environment by Ali Hurson

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Chapter 5

Multihoming: A Comprehensive Review

Bruno Sousa*, Kostas Pentikousis and Marilia Curado*,     *CISUC, University of Coimbra, Polo II, Pinhal de Marrocos, Coimbra 3030-290, Portugal,     Huawei Technologies, Carnotstrasse 4, Berlin 10587, Germany,     *bmsousa@dei.uc.pt, k.pentikousis@huawei.com, *marilia@dei.uc.pt

Abstract

IP multihoming is a networking concept with a deceptively simple definition in theory. In practice, however, multihoming has proved difficult to implement and optimize for. Moreover, it is a concept, which, once adopted in the core Internet architecture, has significant impact on operation and maintenance. A trivial definition of multihoming would state that an end-node or an end-site has multiple first-hop connections ...

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