| Anyone successfully multiplexing more than one ppp connection for
| greater internet connectivity bandwidth?
Yes, although I bent the config suggestions a good bit to simplify
| I'm trying to setup EQL multi-line serial load balancer. i've got two
| ppp connections, and i make them slaves, then bring up the eql device.
| it seems to work but outgoing packets go out one modem, and incoming
| packets come in ONLY on the other modem... this doesn't really seem to
| improve my throughput... i'd like both modems to accept input....
| anyone have any succes with that?
I started with an ISP who will let me tie up two modems off peak,
who has Livingston Portmasters which have eql enabled (default), and
who gives me a fixed IP connection. Given that, I just fired up two
copies of pppd using two modems, enslaved the ppp devices, and
made the eql device my default route. I did *not* do all the
fiddling with routing and such for the ppp'd lines, didn't need to,
didn't want to, I'm a lazy man who takes the easiest path which
And work it does! I can get amazing downloads and uploads, at least
compared to what I was seeing. Of course my ISP went to 56k recently
and I haven't found a source of the modems I want (Zoom external
dual standard V.90+Kflex), so I'm somewhat waiting on all of this.
At some point I will get the urge to connect two of these with eql
as proof of concept, but for now I almost never bother.
I also played a bit with two systems with null modems running at
230k, and that's rather spiffy. However, they were running the
2.1.6? kernel and were unwilling to stay up long enough to really
shake them out. Looked very good, though.
"If I were a diplomat, in the best case I'd go hungry. In the worst
case, people would die."
-- Robert Lipe