Samba NIC Failover

Adam Ellis AdamE at
Wed Oct 24 07:42:20 GMT 2001


I've not tried this before, but the Beowulf project has a program called
ifenslave that is supposed to take standard nics and make them behave as one
(a "teaming" software like Tom mentioned).  The url for the program is:

There are also changes that need to be made to the kernel to support the
channel bonding of the nics.  If anybody has tried this out I'd be horribly
interested to hear of your experience.


-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Bartos [mailto:tbartos at]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 5:58 PM
To: Tony Ricker; Samba; Samba NT-Dom
Subject: Re: Samba NIC Failover

Typicall NIC Failover is accomplished thru "teaming" software, provided by
the vendor of the NIC card.  I have seen Intel pro 10/100 and compaq NIC
cards teamed.

Go to the vendor of your NIC card(s) and find out if they offer teaming
software for their NIC cards.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Ricker" <rickera2 at SLU.EDU>
To: "Samba" <samba at>; "Samba NT-Dom"
<samba-ntdom at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 2:18 PM
Subject: Samba NIC Failover

> All,
>     If samba is on a server with two NIC cards, can samb.conf be
> configured to use the other NIC if one goes down? Can this be done at
> the server level? Or does this have to me dealt with at the network
> level (i.e. load balance)?
> Cheers all,
> Tony
> -------------------------------
> Tony Ricker
> Technology Coordinator
> SLUCare - P.M.O.
> St. Louis University
> Phone:  314.977.6844
> E-mail: rickera2 at
> -------------------------------
> "In the beginners mind, there
> are many possibilities. In the
> experts mind, there are few"
> - Shunryu Suzuki
> -------------------------------
> "Think Different"
> --
> To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the
> instructions:

To unsubscribe from this list go to the following URL and read the

More information about the samba mailing list