Subject: Re: connection bonding?
To: matthew sporleder <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/08/2005 10:29:58
On Dec 8, 2005, at 6:24 AM, matthew sporleder wrote:
> I thought openbsd's CARP could do this and was in pkgsrc.
CARP is a completely different beast from link aggregation.
> 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 <email@example.com> 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
>> the underlying interfaces. Is there any generic way implemented
>> yet to
>> set an interface's MAC address? I did some searching with man -k,
>> didn't turn up anything there either.
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