On 23 Jun 2001 16:59:23 -0700, Guenther Mueggenburg staggered into the
Black Sun and said:
>is it possible to increase (double) the bandwidth of a LinuxBox (PC) by
>installing 2 Networkcards with a TCP/IP adress in the same subnet.
>For instance : eth0 -> 10.1.1.100 255.255.255.0
> eth1 -> 10.1.1.101 255.255.255.0
>Does that give me the supposed more bandwidth or can I expect problems
>because of the 2 macadresses ?
You will need to have the addresses available (no problem if you're on
the 10.0.0.0 private space, I guess) and you must have sufficient
external bandwidth (2 100Mbit cards on a 100Mbit switched network might
work, but it won't double the bandwidth--more like 1.5x if I had to
guess) and you must compile the bonding driver into the kernel, and
probably another step which I've forgotten. Look up "bonding" in
/usr/src/linux/Documentation/Configure.help and see if the HOWTOs at
http://linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/ have anything to say, and do a Google search
on "linux bonding". HTH,
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