Losing packets on bonded ethernet channels
I am trying to connect two RHEL4 servers using 3 gige connections. I have the follwing configuration going currently:
alias bond0 bonding
options bond0 mode=0 miimon=100
The connection comes up fine and successfully transmits over all 3 links in a round-robin fashion. That said, when I connect the machines using a Dell 2724 switch, either with or without Link Aggregation Groups configured, I get balanced transmissions but all packets flow across a single link on the receive side. When I directly connect the two machines I can get the link to setup correctly but only 1 in three packets (as tested using ping) makes it across the link. Or, more correctly, only 1 in three replies make it back across the link. I'm assuming only 1 in three is arriving but that may be a bad assumption on my part.
Is what I'm seeing the expected behavior for this configuration or am I doing something incorrectly? I'd like to have both transmit and receive balanced across all three links.
Thanks in advance for any help.