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IFENSLAVE(8)						    BSD System Manager's Manual 					      IFENSLAVE(8)

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 netmask # ifenslave bond0 eth0 eth1 AUTHOR
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. May 31, 2019

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eql_enslave(8)						      System Manager's Manual						    eql_enslave(8)

eql_enslave - enslave a network interface with a master interface SYNOPSIS
eql_enslave <master-name> <slave-name> <estimated-bps> DESCRIPTION
eql_enslave enslaves a PPP or SLIP network interface to another, named master interface or eql device. The MTU must match the MTU of your serial line device, otherwise, eql_enslave just fails when it is called. You have also to turn off Van- Jacobson compression on your slave devices. Once the eql device is configured, it will stay up and running until you shut it down manually or reboot. If you have the eql support com- piled as a module then all you have to do is to remove the module after downing the interface. Note that you have to connect to a terminal server capable of doing load balancing or another Linux box to use EQL. EXAMPLES
# Client Side EQL Driver Initialization ifconfig eql netmask mtu 1500 eql_enslave eql ppp0 33600 eql_enslave eql ppp1 14400 eql_enslave eql ppp2 28800 SEE ALSO
ifconfig(8) AUTHOR
Written by Simon "Guru Aleph-Null" Janes, Manual page added by Roberto Lumbreras <>. eql_enslave(8)
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