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Re: Network redundancy (Linux bonding/Solaris IPMP)

On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 08:22:19PM -0700, Andy Ruhl wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Manuel Bouyer <> wrote:
> > It does with LACP, I don't know if the link status is considered when
> > in round-robin mode.
> >
> > Anyway if I had to setup something like that I'd use bridge with
> > spanning-tree to select the best path. This way you get failover for
> > more cases than just the local link failure.
> If I understand this correct, you are effectively setting up more than
> one interface into something like a switch on the NetBSD host, and
> attaching them both to another switch (or switches) and letting
> spanning tree figure out the path?
> If so, where do you set the IP address(es)? Is there some virtual
> layer for a single IP address?

I set it on one of the physical interfaces. The bridge will be able to take
packets to the other interface if needed.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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