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SubjectRe: Ethernet NIC dual homing
Laurent Deniel wrote:
>
> Currently only the link status is used to monitor a NIC.
> So it would be nice if an ioctl was available to force a NIC switch-over
> (especially in active-backup policy). This could be used by a user-space
> daemon in case for instance no traffic is detected.
>
> I see that the bonding driver is included in 2.2.18, what is its status
> in 2.4.x ?
>
> Regards,
>
> Laurent

Hmm, it seems that a lot of good stuff (e.g. ARP monitoring and
SIOCBONDCHANGEACTIVE ioctl) are implemented in the bonding patch for 2.4.13.
Will it be included in the mainstream 2.4.x kernel or is it a 2.5 thing ?
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