Subject: Re: connection bonding?
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.org>
From: David Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/07/2005 13:18:57
On Wed, Dec 07, 2005 at 01:55:08PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> $DAYJOB has a desire to use multiple network interfaces on a single
> machine, with parallel connections to another device, as if they were a
> single interface with a fatter pipe to the peer device - I believe
> cisco calls this "connection bonding".
> Is there any support for this in NetBSD? There wasn't last time I
> looked/asked, but that was years ago. (I started on implementing it
> but got stalled practically immediately.) I did some poking around but
> failed to turn up anything the least bit encouraging.
> The hard part, I'd guess, would be getting the same MAC address on all
> the underlying interfaces. Is there any generic way implemented yet to
> set an interface's MAC address? I did some searching with man -k, but
> didn't turn up anything there either.
I believe you want agr(4), "link aggregation pseudo network interface
David Young OJC Technologies
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