Channel Bonding : questions again

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by tibo, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. tibo

    tibo Guest

    Hello !

    Me again about bonding. :)

    Does anyone know if :

    - it's possible to have a physical interface (for ex : eth0) part of many
    bonding groups ?
    ie eth0 is slave of bond0 and also slave of bond1 for example
    - if a bond interface can be a slave of another bond interface ?
    ie bond0 is slave of bond1 for example

    My tests showed that's it's not possible but I wanted to be sure, maybe I
    missed something.

    Thanks four your answers.
    tibo, Jun 11, 2004
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  2. tibo

    Juha Laiho Guest

    I can't think of how either of these could be possible, but then, I
    don't currently have an environment to test. Could you describe a set-up
    where these features would make sense - what would be the read-world
    application for this functionality?
    Juha Laiho, Jun 11, 2004
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  3. tibo

    tibo Guest

    I don't have any idea actually, it was just to know, cause I'm studying
    Channel Bonding and want to know the most about that.

    Thanks for your answer.
    tibo, Jun 12, 2004
  4. tibo

    Juha Laiho Guest

    If you consider (in the abstract sense) what bonding is/does, that should
    somewhat bring up the possible structures (which seem to be very simple).
    So, bonding is just a way to provide some resilience against component
    failures, and provide better aggregate bandwidth between two Ethernet

    What I've been thinking to look at, but unfortunately haven't had the
    chance yet, is whether VLANs work ok over bonded interfaces.
    Juha Laiho, Jun 13, 2004
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