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 useful.
If not options are given, the default action will be to enslave interfaces.
-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.
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
ifenslave was originally written by
.An Donald Becker Aq firstname.lastname@example.org , and has since been updated by various kernel developers.
This manual page was written by
.An Guus Sliepen Aq email@example.com for the Debian GNU/Linux system.