[plug] Ethernet Bonding

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Fri Oct 19 12:17:56 WST 2007

On Fri, Oct 19, 2007, Adrian Woodley wrote:
> Have thought about that, but the convergence time is a bit more that 
> we'd like. Also it requires explicit support on the switch (not such a 
> problem really I guess).
> We also considered running quagga on the servers and dynamic routing 
> (OSPF?) all the why to the server. But again, the convergence time is a 
> little long.

Eww. :)

> Bonding works really well, provided you make sure nothing leaves the 
> standby interface(s).

Only because you're not running it in actual bonded mode on the switch!
Read the http://linux-net.osdl.org/index.php/Bonding stuff; there's options
to control how traffic is sourced.

> Having separate mac's for all interface involved would largely mitigate 
> this.

It doesn't work as well as you expect. Why not just use etherchannel
or 802.3ad?


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