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The basic description of a multihomed host is a computer that has multiple network connections. On the Internet, a multihomed system is one that is connected to two upstream service providers. Several Internet RFCs discuss this:
Still another description is as a Web server that supports multiple domains in the same system. When Web clients connect to one of the domains, they cannot tell they are accessing a system that is supporting other domains. UNIX systems, Windows 2000 Server, and other operating systems currently support multihomed features. Microsoft calls a multihomed Web server a virtual server.
A multihomed server is one that has two or more network interface cards installed. Alternatively, single NICs with multiple IP addresses are multihomed.
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