LACP LAGG device problems

Barney Cordoba barney_cordoba at
Sun Jul 21 13:03:22 UTC 2013

On Sat, 7/20/13, isp <mline at> wrote:

 Subject: LACP LAGG device problems
 To: freebsd-net at
 Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 10:04 AM
 Hi! Can anybody tell me, is there any plans to improve
 device driver in FreeBSD?
 It will be greate to have a possibility to set LACP mode
 and system priority.
 Also there is no way to set hashing algorithm and master
 And we can't see any information about our neighbor.
 The same function in Linux is named Bonding and it is much
 more better.
 I realy can donate some money to those who can make this
 Best regards.

Why are you using LAGG when 10g cards are like $350? It's not
a peering protocol nor it is PTP; can you see your "peer" info on
an ethernet?

Bonding is a late 90s concept designed to connect 2 slow links to
get higher speeds, back in the day when 100Mb/s was ambitious.
The point of LAGG is that it's transparent; you can load balance
traffic to multiple hosts or create a redundant link without having
to have equipment running some special applications, or any special
logic above the LAGG device.

Describing how you are using LAGG (and why) might be better 
than just asking for "improvements".


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