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Re: [SLE] Looking for Trunking Capabilities
  • From: Rhugga <rhugga@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 07:05:59 -0800 (PST)
  • Message-id: <20050210150559.83590.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

--- Polarizer <Polarizer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Rhugga schrieb:
> > Does anyone know of any clean, enterprise-quality solutions for trunkning 2 or more interfaces
> for
> > performance and availability purposes? I last looked into this about 1 1/2 years ago and at
> the
> > time it required a kernel patch. I was hoping SLES 9 and the 2.6 kernel would allow for this
> w/o
> > risky kernel patches.
> > Thx,
>
> I do now this as bonding[1] in Linux. 'Trunking' is SUN's name for it.
> It's now part of the art in the SuSE linux kernel. There [2] is example
> for bonding with mandrake, looks pretty similar to Suse's standards.
>
> [1]http://linux-ip.net/html/ether-bonding.html
> [2]http://www.linux-corner.info/bonding.html
>
> Hope that helps
>
> The polarizer
>
> polarizers at it's best
> http://www.codixx.de/polarizer.html
>
>
>
Actually trunking is the network term for it (and thus the appropriate term for it). It was bred
from low-level protocols that work with the MAC layer and eventually spread into ethernet and IP
uses. Port aggregation, load-sharing, etc... all mean the same thing.

Thaks for the info though.

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