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Re: How usable is agr(4)?

On Tue, Jun 09, 2009 at 09:42:58AM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> >> The balance is done based on a hash of the source and destination
> >> MAC addresses.
> > Pity, it sounded like a good idea...
> Perhaps agr should have a mode where it really does load-balance, eg by
> queueing outbound packets onj whichever interface has a shorter queue,
> instead of doing crude approximations based on hashing?  Sure, there

This is what IFF_LINK0 does I think:
     link0   Use the round-robin distribution algorithm.  Don't use it unless
          you're really sure, because it violates the frame ordering rule.

Of course you'll also have to convince the other end to do the same.

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

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