Multi-NIC and Multi-ISP configuration (aggregation)
vpadro at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 00:16:27 UTC 2007
some months ago I was trying to acomplish that task that you have, but I
decided to quit and to look foward to Pfsense for 6 months now, which I
don't have a complain, I'm using Dual WAN setup with a load-balancer, and
believe me it worths trying...check it out: www.pfsense.org
On Nov 29, 2007 11:46 AM, Jonathan Hirschman <jonathan at hirschman.net> wrote:
> Phyo W. Soe wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I have a question about network link aggregation. I know similar
> > questions have been asked by others in the past but I haven't found any
> > solution after many days of searching on the web.
> > At first, I thought bonding is the solution. I later realized that, to
> > create a bonding interface, one has to enter the IP address and gateway
> > for the bonded interface. In my case, there are 2 gateways (from 2 ISPs)
> > and 2 different IP addresses from each of the ISP and I don't think
> > bonding will work.
> No, you cannot do bonding if you're using multiple ISPs. However, some
> ISPs outside of the US are using ADSL2's bonding feature to do exactly
> what you want. In that case, they use special hardware at their end, and
> give you a special router - and it all just looks like one connection to
> your machine. This may be a good option for you outside of the US.
> > Is there any other way of doing link aggregation? (I saw some tutorials
> > on bonding PPPoE using internal ADSL modems but I don't have any
> > internal modems)
> See this: http://lartc.org/howto/lartc.rpdb.multiple-links.html. It is
> non-trivial; I have yet to find a nice 'end-user' way to enjoy multiple
> ISP connections.
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