Bonding (Port Trunking) in 5 steps on Linux December 18, 2010Posted by tournasdimitrios1 in Linux, Linux admin tools.
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Bonding is the same as port trunking. In the following I will use the word bonding because practically we will bond interfaces as one.
But still…what is bonding?
Bonding allows you to aggregate multiple ports into a single group, effectively combining the bandwidth into a single connection. Bonding also allows you to create multi-gigabit pipes to transport traffic through the highest traffic areas of your network. For example, you can aggregate three megabits ports (1 mb each) into a three-megabits trunk port. That is equivalent with having one interface with three megabits speed.
Where should I use bonding? (more…)