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Old 07-29-2008, 11:21 AM   #1
ewolf
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Virtual Network Interface provided by 2 physical interfaces?


I was thinking about RAID1, and it got me thinking about networking in a similar fashion.

Let's say I have a PC with two 100Mbs Ethernet interfaces, eth0 and eth1, each connected to my 1000Mbs router. Is there some reason that eth0 and eth1 couldn't provide a virtual interface, vn0, which provided 200Mbs connectivity via simultaneous packet transmission? Please excuse this question if it seems uneducated; I do not have a full grasp of TCP/IP and network routing concepts.

If this is possible, does anyone know of any software that provides this functionality?

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Ewolf
 
Old 07-29-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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it's called interface bonding or trunking here is an Ubuntu tutorial:

http://www.howtoforge.com/network_bonding_ubuntu_6.10

Ubuntu is debian based so this could work for you.
 
  


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