Site-Controlled Secure Multi-Homing and Traffic Engineering for IP

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Executive Summary

Site multi-homing is an important capability in modern military networks. Resilience of a site is greatly enhanced when it has multiple upstream connections to the Global Information Grid, including the global Internet. Similarly, the ability to provide traffic engineering for a site can be important in reducing delays and packet loss over low-bandwidth and/or high-delay uplinks. Current approaches to site multi-homing and site traffic engineering require assistance from a trusted network service provider; inject significant additional routing information into the global Internet routing system.

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