[K12OSN] nic bonding -what mode are you using

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Tue Jul 1 04:19:51 UTC 2008

2008/6/30 James P. Kinney III <jkinney at localnetsolutions.com>:
> The mode used depends on the need and the hardware. Some nics can't
> handle having the MAC changed without a reset so that will cause
> problems. Some modes require switches to support the bond type. Because
> the outbound traffic (server to clients) is higest, I have used TLB -
> mode 5 - with switches that do not support link aggregation. For the
> ones that do support it (also known as IEEE 802.3ad) I use mode 4. I

Have you seen an actual improvement in throughput with something like
iptraf using mode 5?

Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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