Subject: Re: connection bonding?
To: der Mouse <>
From: matthew sporleder <>
List: tech-net
Date: 12/08/2005 09:24:23
I thought openbsd's CARP could do this and was in pkgsrc.

Although CARP is normally used for failover between servers, I don't
see why it couldn't be used between nics on a single host.  If not,
Bonding (linux-esque)/IP MultiPathing (solaris-esque) functionality
has always seemed a bit lacking in netbsd.


On 12/7/05, 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.
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