Subject: Re: NIC load balancing
To: =?iso-8859-1?Q?P=E5l_Halvorsen?= <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/13/2001 07:47:59
On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 03:51:53PM +0200, Pål Halvorsen wrote:

 > Some NICs (e.g., 3com 3c985b-sx giga-bit) have support for load balancing
 > where transmitted data is spread over several NICs to increase outbound
 > bandwidth.
 > Does NetBSD have support for this in the current ti-driver?
 > If so, how do you configure this?

Well, it's implemented above the NIC level.  One way to do this is
to use Cisco's EtherChannel protocol.  Andrew Gillham implemented
this, but hasn't finished his implementation yet.  Andrew?

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>