I'm running a linux fileserver (SuSE Linux 8.0) in a small LAN and I want to equip this server with a second ethernet card which I'd like to combine with the existing one so that the server would have an 200Mbit ethernet connection. I guess the kernel bonding patch would equip my system with this functionality. If I get it right - there will be some kind of virtual ethernet device called bond0 which enables me to adress the two hardware ethernet devices over one IP. But where can I get any documentation on channel bonding and how to install the kernel bonding patch???
Any help would be greatly apreciated!
Linux Bonding Driver How How To:
1) Download patch for your kernel version.
2) Read the file.
:~ more bonding-2.4.19-20021119
diff -Naur linux-2.4.19-original/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt linux/Docu
--- linux-2.4.19-original/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt Fri Aug 2 17:39
+++ linux/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt Sat Nov 16 11:39:20 2002
@@ -17,6 +17,23 @@
For new versions of the driver, patches for older kernels and the updated
userspace tools, please follow the links at the end of this file.
+Table of Contents
+Configuring Multiple Bonds
+Verifying Bond Configuration
+Frequently Asked Questions
+Promiscuous Sniffing notes
And if you have the kernel source, this file is a mini-howto: