channel bonding howto?

  • Anonymous - 2002-10-08

    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!

    Greetinx, Ralf

    • Anonymous - 2003-01-17

      Linux Bonding Driver How How To:
      1) Download patch for your kernel version.
      2) Read the file.
      3) Example:
      :~[17] 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
      :42 2002
      +++ 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
      +Bond Configuration
      +Module Parameters
      +Configuring Multiple Bonds
      +Switch Configuration
      +Verifying Bond Configuration
      +Frequently Asked Questions
      +High Availability
      +Promiscuous Sniffing notes


    • Anonymous - 2003-01-17

      And if you have the kernel source, this file is a mini-howto:


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