Interface bonding

Giorgio Zarrelli zarrelli at
Thu Jun 18 09:49:48 UTC 2009


the problems resides in the outdated documentation which does not contains
the new infos on how to bond interfaces. I have not with me my configs, so
I can't send you and in few hours I will leave for holydays. Anyway,
google around and you will find the new configs.


<quota chi="Serge van Ginderachter">
> Hi all,
> I have been following
> to set up a bond of two network interfaces, and it seems to me this
> documentatuoin has certain flaws.
> No problem with the Module Alias Configuration. AFAIK this
> configuration will already make sure that the bonding module is probed
> and loaded. I then have some remarks on the interface configuration
> part.
> * loading and unloading the module through pre-up and post-down
> statements is not necessary, as the loading already happens in de
> modproe.d config, and might even be unwanted in tha case were one has
> multiple bonds configured, which would (try to) unload the module
> after bringing one bond down, whilst it still being in use for another
> one.
> * configuring the bond  (ifenslave bond0 eth1 eth2) in the (post-)up
> statements didn't work for me: it seemed (post-)up happens after
> configuring an ip, but at that time the bond is not configured yet,
> and configuring the ip results in an error. I'm not totally sure if
> this is eneral logical behaviour or if I just messed something up at
> one point in my config trial and error.
> * finally, this howto does not mention the by far easier method
> explained in /usr/share/doc/ifenslave-2.6/README.Debian: it's just
> enough to use the "slaves eth0 eth1" in the iface bond0 stanza
> It might be interesting to have those remarks reviewed, to check if my
> evaluation is correct.
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