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