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NAME

ifenslave

– Attach and detach slave network devices to a bonding device.

 

SYNOPSIS

[-acdfhuvV

]

[--all-interfaces

]

[--change-active

]

[--detach

]

[--force

]

[--help

]

[--usage

]

[--verbose

]

[--version

]

master

slave

 

DESCRIPTION

is a tool to attach and detach slave network devices to a bonding device.
A bonding device will act like a normal Ethernet network device to the kernel,
but will send out the packets via the slave devices using a simple round-robin scheduler.
This allows for simple load-balancing,
identical to "channel bonding" or "trunking" techniques used in switches.

The kernel must have support for bonding devices for

to be useful.
 

OPTIONS


-a, -all-interfaces


Show information about all interfaces.
-c, -change-active


Change active slave.
-d, -detach


Removes slave interfaces from the bonding device.
-f, -force


Force actions to be taken if one of the specified interfaces appears not to belong to an Ethernet device.
-h, -help


Display a help message and exit.
-u, -usage


Show usage information and exit.
-v, -verbose


Print warning and debug messages.
-V, -version


Show version information and exit.

If not options are given, the default action will be to enslave interfaces.
 

EXAMPLE

The following example shows how to setup a bonding device and
enslave two real Ethernet devices to it:


# modprobe bonding
# ifconfig bond0 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.0.0
# ifenslave bond0 eth0 eth1

 

AUTHOR

was originally written by
An Donald Becker Aq [email protected] ,

and has since been updated by various kernel developers.

This manual page was written by
An Guus Sliepen Aq [email protected]

for the Debian GNU/Linux system.



 

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