Refers to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) having more than one full time connection to the Internet. This provides a backup connection in case one connection fails providing more reliable service.
A device that has both an ATM and another network connection, typically Ethernet.
A host with more than one network adapter. Sometimes a host is multi-homed to link two networks (as with a router). More commonly, a multi-homed host is simply connected to two networks, such as a machine on a LAN which also has a modem for connecting to an ISP.