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How to setup bonding on Debian Linux

Dec 01, 2010, 19:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Frederik Konietzny)

[ Thanks to Frederik Konietzny for this link. ]

"In this article I will describe the setup of bonding on a debian linux system for a high availability setup. The host is connected with two network cards to two different switches. If a switch or a network card fails the host will be still available in the network.

"Purpose

"This document describes how to setup and configure bonding on debian linux.

"General

"Linux bonding is an arrangement of two or more network interfaces on the same host for redundancy or performance benefit. The new logical network interface is called bonding interface (devices are bond0, bond1, bond2,..) The network interfaces ethX becoming the slave interfaces. On other platforms bonding its known under different names, like port trunking on cisco IOS."

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