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Date:	Sun, 14 Oct 2007 13:47:35 +0200
From:	Stefan Richter <>
To:	Bill Fink <>
CC:	Roland Dreier <>,,
Subject: Re: Bonding support for eth1394?

Bill Fink wrote:
> I believe the user wanted to bond an eth1394 interface with a normal
> Ethernet interface, and I don't think that will work even with the
> IPoIB bonding changes, since bonding of different fundamental types
> of network interfaces still won't be supported, and I'm pretty sure
> eth1394 is not considered a standard Ethernet interface (different
> MAC address format for one thing).

True, the MAC addresses, frame headers (OSI layer 2?) and so on are
different.  Of course the case which the original poster had in mind,
bonding FireWire with Ethernet, would be at least as interesting as
bonding several FireWire interfaces, since most FireWire equipped
machines come with only one FireWire link and one or two Ethernet links.
Stefan Richter
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