ifenslave (8) - Linux Manuals
ifenslave: Attach and detach slave network devices to a bonding device.
ifenslave - Attach and detach slave network devices to a bonding device.
SYNOPSIS[-acdfhuvV ] [--all-interfaces ] [--change-active ] [--detach ] [--force ] [--help ] [--usage ] [--verbose ] [--version ] master slave ...
DESCRIPTIONis a tool to attach and detach slave network devices to a bonding device. A bonding device will act like a normal Ethernet network device to the kernel, but will send out the packets via the slave devices using a simple round-robin scheduler. This allows for simple load-balancing, identical to "channel bonding" or "trunking" techniques used in switches.
The kernel must have support for bonding devices for to be useful.
- -a, -all-interfaces
- Show information about all interfaces.
- -c, -change-active
- Change active slave.
- -d, -detach
- Removes slave interfaces from the bonding device.
- -f, -force
- Force actions to be taken if one of the specified interfaces appears not to belong to an Ethernet device.
- -h, -help
- Display a help message and exit.
- -u, -usage
- Show usage information and exit.
- -v, -verbose
- Print warning and debug messages.
- -V, -version
- Show version information and exit.
If not options are given, the default action will be to enslave interfaces.
EXAMPLEThe following example shows how to setup a bonding device and enslave two real Ethernet devices to it:
# modprobe bonding # ifconfig bond0 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.0.0 # ifenslave bond0 eth0 eth1
AUTHORwas originally written by An Donald Becker Aq becker [at] cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov , and has since been updated by various kernel developers.
This manual page was written by An Guus Sliepen Aq guus [at] debian.org for the Debian GNU/Linux system.