Re: channel bonding
Le jeudi 12 août 2004 13:44 +0200, Heiko Bauke écrivait:
> 7. Which switches/systems does it work with?
> In round-robin mode, it works with systems that support trunking:
> * Cisco 5500 series (look for EtherChannel support).
> * SunTrunking software.
> * Alteon AceDirector switches / WebOS (use Trunks).
> * BayStack Switches (trunks must be explicitly configured). Stackable
> models (450) can define trunks between ports on different physical
> * Linux bonding, of course !
> What does that mean? What is trunking? Whats states the phrase "Linux
> bonding, of course!"?
The aggregation of two network channels into one virtual channel is
called "bonding" in the Linux world and "trunking" in the Cisco world.
When you want to use channel bonding/trunking, both sides of the wire
need to be compatible with this bonding/trunking. The sentence means
that Linux bonding is compatible with Cisco trunking.
And the last sentence means that, of course, Linux bonding works between
two Linux systems.
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