[plug] Bonded ethernet balance-rr and or active-backup

Brad Campbell brad at fnarfbargle.com
Mon Nov 17 01:03:33 UTC 2014

On 16/11/14 15:58, Paul Del wrote:
> Hey Hani
> Thanks for your reply
> What I'm firstly trying to achieve is greater network throughput in my
> LAN for data transfer to from my NAS's
>  From what I have read for modes balance-rr balance-tlb or balance-alb
> doesn't require switch support?
> But I am happy to do 802.3ad as my switch supports it

None of the link aggregation algorithms that are switch supported will 
give you more than one ports capacity on a single connection. Balance-rr 
will do the job, but you really need to use it nic to nic directly. I 
have it set up here between a pair of Intel 4 port Nic's to get about 
300 meg (I'm only using 3 ports) ssh or rsync connections but it is 
certainly point to point.

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