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


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


     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


     -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


     The following example shows how to setup a bonding device and enslave two
     real Ethernet devices to it:

     # modprobe bonding
     # ifconfig bond0 netmask
     # ifenslave bond0 eth0 eth1


     ifenslave was originally written by Donald Becker
     〈〉, and has since been updated by various
     kernel developers.

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