On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 12:37:15PM +0200, Marian Hettwer wrote:
I'm using lagg(4) on some of our servers and I'm just wondering how the
failover is implemented.
The manpage isn't quite clear:
failover Sends and receives traffic only through the master port.
the master port becomes unavailable, the next active port
used. The first interface added is the master port; any
interfaces added after that are used as failover devices.
What is meant by "becomes unavailable"? Is it just the physical link which
needs to become unavailable to trigger a failover?
Yes. It seems you need lacp protocol described later in the manual.