[Samba] Load Balancing over multiple NICS

Paul Gienger pgienger at ae-solutions.com
Thu Feb 24 22:33:08 GMT 2005

> I was currious about setting up load balancing for my company 
> fileserver.  This machine get's heavy usage and we would like to load 
> balance the traffic over two 1 Gigabit NICS.  How would this be best 
> accomplished?  Should we set up a firewall rules that will NAT for 
> that machine or does samba have a built in mechinism?

This is typically done lower level than the applications running on your 
file server.  You probably want cards that support teaming, going to a 
switch that supports it.  There may be a cheaper way, hardware wise, but 
it's the most logical.

Paul Gienger                    Office: 701-281-1884
Applied Engineering Inc.
Systems Architect               Fax:    701-281-1322
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