10-GigE for servers

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Fri May 1 13:15:58 CDT 2009

Once upon a time, Alex Thurlow <alex at blastro.com> said:
> As long as it's not a single connection that you're looking to get over 
> 1Gb, etherchannel should actually work.  It uses a hash based on (I 
> believe) source and destination IP and port, so it should roughly 
> balance connections between the servers.

That depends on the devices on each end.  For example, some switches can
only hash on MAC addresses, some can look at IPs, and some can look at

Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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