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SubjectRe: 2 Ether cards for more bandwidth?
On Wed, 22 May 1996, Yuri Per wrote:

> Derrik Pates asks:
> > Is it possible to put 2 Ethernet cards in one Linux box to increase
> > bandwidth? I'm not talking about bridging or firewalling, but 2 netcards
> > on the same machine and same network, to provide double effective
> > bandwidth. Is it possible?
>
> On the Ethernet only one card can send packets at the same time,
> so your two Ethernet cards will never work simultaneously and
> network speed will not be increased.

Unless you actually use to different ethernet spines.
eg.

eth0 +----------+---------+-------+-------------- Network A
| | | |
foo bar baz ding
| | | |
eth1 +----------+---------+-------+-------------- Network B


This works fine, I've got a setup like this at work.

However I don't think this is what the original poster meant.

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Darren J Moffat



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