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Old 11-10-2009, 10:11 PM
Default What is the current state of NIC bonding/trunking under Karmic?

Hi all,

As a follow up, nic-bonding isn't working for me, at least not by
following the directions
that apparently for for 8.10

I have two interface that I am trying to bond eth1 and eth2. My goal
is to serve dhcp via bond0 to the ltsp clients. I am still trying to
figure out if I need to put an LACP enabled switch between my bonded
nics and the rest of the network.

I wonder if anyone else has successfully set up nic bonding for Karmic
or has any ideas what steps I might take?



Here's the contents of my /etc/network/interfaces file

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

auto bond0
iface bond0 inet static
slaves eth1 eth2
bond-mode 1
bond-miimon 100

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 1:44 PM, john <lists.john@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am experimenting with NIC bonding/trunking since I am having some
> latency/freezing on clients when I have >20 TC's streaming youtube
> etc.
> I see this howto https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuLTSP/Trunking
> which looks good. However, I have several questions:
> 1) has anything changed under karmic or can I safely use the approach
> outlined above?
> 2) does anyone recommend a particular bonding scheme e.g. "adapative"
> vs. "round-robin" etc.
> 3) If this indeed a good howto, should it be added to the list of
> links at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuLTSP ?
> Thanks!
> John

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