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NAME

     ifenslave - Attach and detach slave network devices to a bonding device.

SYNOPSIS

     ifenslave [-acdfhuvV] [--all-interfaces] [--change-active] [--detach]
               [--force] [--help] [--usage] [--verbose] [--version] master
               slave ...

DESCRIPTION

     ifenslave is 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 ifenslave to be
     useful.

OPTIONS

     -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.

EXAMPLE

     The 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

AUTHOR

     ifenslave was originally written by Donald Becker
     〈becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov〉, and has since been updated by various
     kernel developers.

     This manual page was written by Guus Sliepen 〈guus@debian.org〉 for the
     Debian GNU/Linux system.