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10 gigabit ethernet

> From: discuss-bounces-mNDKBlG2WHs at [mailto:discuss-bounces-mNDKBlG2WHs at] On Behalf
> Of Bill Bogstad
> >> We understand that "ganging" several 1 gig ethernet ports won't speed
> up a
> >> single connection, only allow multiple 1 gig connections. That won't
> >> us, since we typically would only have one (large) file open on the
> >> server.

Besides LACP, which behaves as described...
There are also multipathing protocols, which behave as desired.
I don't know precisely how it works, but it's something like...  Suppose you
have 2 servers, each with 4x 1Gb ports.  You configure a separate IP address
for each port.  You somehow configure server1 to know that all 4 of these IP
addresses belong to server2, so server1 will "stripe" all its data sends
across 4 interfaces.  Naturally this needs to be supported at both the
sender and recipient.

I really know almost nothing about this.  But these google terms might be
useful...  ecmp, lbmp, comstar multipath, 
Also, if you go to
Then scroll down to the "See also" section.  Maybe useful.

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