Multihome on FreeBSD 7.2

Steve Bertrand steve at
Thu Oct 8 12:38:40 UTC 2009

Aflatoon Aflatooni wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a DELL server with dual port nic card on it. The NICs are connected to the same VLAN.
> I would like to configure the server so that both NIC cards are redundant that if one goes down the second one would pick up and continue. So I would need both ports to be configured with the same IP addresses of the server. Is there something that I need to configure or add to /etc/rc.conf?

You may want to look at lagg(4) in LACP mode:

%grep lagg /etc/rc.conf

ifconfig_lagg0="laggproto lacp laggport re0 laggport age0"

Your switch will need to be capable of LACP as well, and be configured
in a similar manner.


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