[CentOS] nic bonding

Mon Jan 17 14:23:38 UTC 2011
John Horne <john.horne at plymouth.ac.uk>

On Mon, 2011-01-17 at 14:05 +1300, Smithies, Russell wrote:
> I've just setup nic bonding on our server (DL585-G7 running Centos 5.5
> x86_64) as detailed on the wiki:
> http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/BondingInterfaces and all seems
> fine but from other "howto's" I've seen on the web, they're should be
> a /proc/net/bond0/info 
> As far as I can see, I don't have one and I'm not sure if it should be
> there or its absence is a sign I've done something wrong. 
> I found /proc/net/dev_snmp6/bond0 but is the same?

On one of our CentOS 5.5 systems we have bonded interfaces. There is no
'/proc/net/bond0' directory, but there is '/proc/net/bonding'. The
dev_snmp6 file relates to IPv6 SNMP variables for the bond0 interface -
not the same thing.

You will find that some of the info out on the 'net relating to bonded
interfaces is out of date. I suspect some of the 'howtos' you have
looked at are examples of that.


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