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  • NIC Bonding On Slackware 12.1

    slackware Author: mstjohn1974Tags: , Comments: 6

    NIC Bonding On Slackware 12.1 I was standing in front of a problem while I built a NFS Storage Server. It is necessary for me to have redundancy in every point of view. I solved all redundancy issues I had by using server hardware with redundant power supplies, a Raid 1+ 0 Raid array and two UPS’s one for each power supply. The only thing left in my mind was what about a network failure? Well just use the two Gig NIC’s and hook each of them up to its own switch. Great idea but how do I get them acting as one unit speak one single IP? NIC Bonding was my solution. After a couple of hours researching on the Internet stumbled upon the build in solution by using ifenslave.