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10 gigabit ethernet

Bill Bogstad wrote:
> For example, just because you can send packets to the same machine
> from both ports doesn't mean that they will arrive at different ports
> on the destination machine.

I figured that would be the next challenge...

> 2. Don't depend on automatic ARP to do IP to Ethernet addressing.
> Instead force an entry into the ARP table on both sides to send to
> either the Ethernet broadcast address (or possibly a multicast
> address) when sending to the IP destination address.
> The above is still dependent on a way to round-robin packets across
> multiple physical ports.

What if you bond interfaces on both ends of the link, so you end up with
a 10 Gbps virtual interface composed of 10 1 Gbps links that use normal
IP/ARP to establish the individual links? Your round-robin logic would
need to be embedded in the client-side bonding driver.

Not a good general solution, but might work when you need to link a
specific client machine to a specific server.


Tom Metro
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA
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