redundancy with freebsd.

Bob Bomar bob at
Sat Feb 14 11:45:21 PST 2004

On Wed, 2004-02-11 at 02:49, Mipam wrote:
> Hi,
> I wish to run freebsd on some servers (hp blade servers).
> Each server will be supplied with two nic's, both will have the same ip
> and network mask.
> like this:
> Suppose one switch will fail, then the link on one nic will be inactive.
> Meaning is that than the second nic will become active traffic will go out
> over the second nic.
> Is this possible with freebsd, anybody got any experience with it?
> Btw, could you also cc to my own adress mipam at

What you need to somthing like Spanning Tree Protocol.  STP allows
you to use multiple NIC's simultaneously, and prevents any loops
that could be caused.

FreeBSD does not have STP to my knowledge, but OpenBSD does.

Bob Bomar
bob at

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