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SubjectRe: Ethernet NIC dual homing
Jonathan Lundell wrote:

> But what I meant was bonding's use of ARP to determine whether the
> connection is good (or rather, bad, even when the link is up), when
> the connection is routed via level 3. Seems to me you'd need a level
> 3 protocol (say ICMP) rather than ARP.

This is what we've done here at work. We use a combination of MII for fast
detection of local link loss, and ICMP ping packets to highly available hosts to
test the network path (with somewhat slower response time).

Chris

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