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SubjectRe: high bandwidth server - bridging?
Use the iproute program ( 

On Mon, 6 Dec 1999, Gregory Maxwell wrote:

> 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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