|Title||NorNet at the University of Sydney – An Introduction to the NorNet Core Testbed|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Place Published||Sydney, New South Wales/Australia|
|Keywords||Introduction, Multi-Homing, NorNet, NorNet Core, Status, Testbed|
Multi-homing denotes the simultaneous connection of endpoints (e.g. cloud servers, smartphones, etc.) to multiple Internet Service Providers (ISP). That is, the endpoints remain reachable even when some of the ISPs have problems (e.g. malfunction of hardware or break of cables). Besides the redundancy aspect, multi-homing can also make load sharing by multi-path transport possible, i.e. increasing the application throughput by utilising multiple paths simultaneously. Multi-path transport can e.g. be realised by Concurrent Multi-Path Transfer for SCTP (CMT-SCTP) and Multi-Path TCP (MPTCP), two protocols that are currently under standardisation in the IETF.