[ntp:questions] NTPD on bond0:0

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at hp.com
Tue Feb 26 21:44:59 UTC 2008

Danny Mayer <mayer at ntp.isc.org> wrote:
> Is there something special about bond0 or is it just another NIC? What 
> are you expecting to do when you use -L?

Just for the archives - a "bond" interface in Linux is one or more
physical interfaces configured into a "bond" by the bonding driver.
On other platforms that might be called "trunking" or port aggregation
etc.  The "transport" (IP and above) sees just the one interface (eg
bond0) which then handles all the nitty gritty details of
link-failover and/or load balancing among the physical interfaces in
the bond.

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