CFT: new trunk(4)

Kevin Oberman oberman at
Fri Apr 13 19:14:14 UTC 2007

> Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 17:23:07 +0200
> From: Massimo Lusetti <massimo at>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-current at
> On Fri, 13 Apr 2007 09:09:58 +1200
> Andrew Thompson <thompsa at> wrote:
> > Any suggestions!
> Please keep the name trunk(4).

I'll live with whatever, but to most networking (or telecom) folks,
trunking is muxing multiple data streams onto a single media. In
networking, this means multiple VLANs over a single connection.

I have never seen it refer to aggregating several connections to look
like a single one (802.1ad).

But it sounds like someone will be confused by either case, so...
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
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