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Old 02-26-2016, 11:27 PM   #1
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Switch Function with multiple NICs

I have a small celeron J1900 machine with 4 intel based 1Gb Nic on board. I would like to know if it is possible to use Linux to group three of the nic (eth1, eth2 and eth3) into a network switch. What command would i use?

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You can use what is known as network teaming (or the old network bonding).
All those can be set up with the nmcli command.
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Bonding/teaming is for aggregating multiple links for throughput/fault tolerance.

You're after bridging which puts all phsyical nics as 1 device and all data is passed between them all.

Take a look at


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