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SubjectRe: high bandwidth server - bridging?
On Mon, 6 Dec 1999, Ph. Marek wrote:

> Assume that I have a server with very simple network services and only a
> few dozen clients, but slow network hardware (eg. 16MBit-TR).
> To serve faster, I want to give it more than 1 network card (cpu fast enough).

Are these cards (and clients) going to be on seperate rings or ports on a
token switch?

If not, then this will do you no good.

> But: to the clients it should be seen as 1 server and 1 ip-adress
> (broadcasting required).
> As far as I understood it, "ethernet"-bridging would solve my problem. but:
> is that supported with TR? how to use it? I looked in the Ethernet- and
> Firewall&Bridging-Mini-Howtos, but couldn't find a good explanation how to
> use it.

No, what you are talking about is channel bonding, 'ethernet bridging'
would be making your system look like a layer-2 ethernet switch.

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