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Bonding network adapters

Posted on 2007-10-04
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Last Modified: 2011-01-31
I'm trying to bond 2 NICs and I have some questions about the modifications I have to do in /etc/network/interfaces

Here's what I'm doing based upon articles I found on the web:

auto bond0
iface bond0 inet static
address                     OK
netmask                     Ok
network                     What should I put here?? My network IP range???
broadcast                  What's going here?
gateway                    Ok
hwaddress ether      If I understand correctly, I can put whatever MAC I want as long as it doesn't                         already exists on my network, am I right?
post-up ifenslave bond0 eth0 eth1           Ok

Any explanations would be appreciated since I'd like to understand what I'm doing!

Thanks in advance!
Question by:DolGuldur
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by:http:// thevpn.guru
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Network your network IP for this is
Broadcast the broadcast address of your IP for this is
hwaddress.. have not tried that yet..but I think yes you are right..mac spoofing is easy in Linux
If you give me your ip + subnet I can calculate the network ip + broadcast address for you

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Forgot to mention that I'm using Kubuntu 7.10 on a HP Proliant DL360 server.

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Hello shakoush2001,

Here's my ip and subnet addresses:

Thanks for your help!!
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by:http:// thevpn.guru
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your network IP is
your broadcast ip is


Check the page above if you dont know how to make your calculations
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by:http:// thevpn.guru
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I mean :p even I dont get them right everytime..and they can be quite tricky :p

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Thanks a lot! That's what I thought I should put but wasn't sure. The links you provided gave me the answer!!

I've bookmarked those sites ;-)

Thanks again

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