[Bridge] Bridging over a bonded interface?

Stephen Hemminger shemminger at linux-foundation.org
Mon Apr 16 15:02:50 PDT 2007

On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 17:10:37 -0400
"Ravi Ramamirtham" <rrshanks at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>   This may sound crazy but I will go ahead anyway. Here's my scenario:
> ifconfig bond0 netmask
> ifenslave bond0 eth0
> ifenslave bond0 eth1
> brctl addbr stp0
> brctl addif stp0 bond0
> brctl stp stp0 on
> Is this a valid scenario? I am trying to bond two interfaces and run STP
> over the bonded interface..The problem I am trying to solve is to run STP
> over aggregated links between two nodes. Any suggestions/pointers would be
> much appreciated.
> Thanks

The Linux code won't mind, but if you are bonding into another vendor's
switch, it is probably going to get horribly confused.

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