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RE: [SLE] Two NIC's in one box
  • From: Jonathan Cowherd <jonathan.cowherd@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2002 11:13:36 -0500
  • Message-id: <086DA37134977247BEAB8829B40793F56D680F@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Look at:

I think that the NICs must be able to support MAC assignment. There
are a only a few cards that do, usually called server adapters. I think
only CISCO supports it at the switch level, so if you start getting packet
lose, it may be either not be turned on or not supported.

Jonathan Paul Cowherd
Linux and Java Administrator
Genscape, Inc.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Silviu Marin-Caea [mailto:silviu@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 3:17 AM
To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [SLE] Two NIC's in one box

Alex Daniloff wrote:
> Hello SuSE folkz,
> Is it possible to widen network bandwidth by using two NIC's in one
> box assigned to the same IP?
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

AFAIK, channel aggregation could be made to work, with effort. It's a
little more than giving the same IPs to the NICs.

Get the latest kernel and look in networking section. I'm not sure that
this is all it takes, sorry for not beeing able to tell more than "yes
it can be done".

Silviu Marin-Caea Systems Engineer Linux/Unix
Phone +40723-267961

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