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RE: [K12OSN] LTSP channel bonding how-to



THAT'S IT!

I've just re-printed it too!

Cheers,
Bert

On Tuesday, July 30, 2002 9:49 AM, Dan Young [SMTP:dan_young parkrose k12 or us] wrote:
> Bert Rolston wrote:
>  > Hi Caleb,
>  >
>  > I threw out the e-mail. I'll have to search for it again.
>  >
>  > Let you know when I've found it.
>  >
>  > Cheers,
>  > Bert
> 
> I, on the other hand, haven't cleaned out my INBOX in many moons. :-) 
> Here's your original e-mail, Caleb.
> 
> -Dan Young
> -Parkrose School District
> 
> 
> 
> Caleb wrote:
> > If you have a large number of terminals running on one server, you may
> > run into a network bottleneck at your server. It would be nice to
> > replace that 10/100 setup with gigabit and get more bandwidth, but some
> > of us can't afford that solution (after all, part of the beauty of this
> > open source solution is that it's free). You can add another 10/100 nic
> > to your server and get more bandwidth that way via channel bonding. It's
> > easy. 
> > 
> > Step 1: 
> > Install the extra nic. This can be done with a current ltsp setup or
> > before a fresh install. Don't worry about assigning any address to it
> > because we will change that later. 
> > 
> > Step 2: 
> > Modify /etc/modules.conf by adding the line: 
> > 
> > alias bond0 bonding 
> > 
> > Step 3: 
> > Add a new file ifcfg-bond0 in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/. The
> > contents of this file should be the following: 
> > 
> > DEVICE=bond0 
> > USERCTL=no 
> > ONBOOT=yes 
> > BOOTPROTO=none 
> > BROADCAST=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 
> > NETWORK=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 
> > NETMASK=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 
> > IPADDR=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 
> > 
> > You should fill in the x's with the same network information as the ethx
> > that this new bonded interface will be taking the place of. 
> > 
> > Step 4: 
> > The configuration files for both your intranet nics (example: ifcfg-eth0
> > in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/) should be modified as follows: 
> > 
> > 
> > DEVICE=ethx 
> > USERCTL=no 
> > ONBOOT=yes 
> > MASTER=bond0 
> > SLAVE=yes 
> > BOOTPROTO=none 
> > 
> > Again, where "x" in ethx is the number of your interface. 
> > 
> > Step 5: 
> > Open the dhcpd script (located in /etc/init.d/) in a text editor and
> > modify the line that says:
> > 
> > daemon /usr/sbin/dhcpd eth0
> > 
> > so that it says:
> > 
> > daemon /usr/sbin/dhcpd bond0
> > 
> > Step 6:
> > A network and dhcp restart may not work so reboot the server.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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