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Hello

I'm currently testing OpenBSD 3.8 with a customized firmware I did from this: http://www.nmedia.net/~chris/soekris/
OpenBSD 3.8 has a new and excelent feature called "trunk" interface, which allows aggregation of several interfaces.
For example, you can have a PC connected to your regular internet provider, say a cable modem or DSL, and a secondary interface that could very well be a wireless card connnected to some WiFi Access Point, and all you have to do is create a "trunk" interface and add both ethernet connections (your cable and your WiFi connection), and the operating system will treat both as a single interface by multiplexing the data through both interfaces in a roundrobin or failover fashion.
So if your cable connection is say 3Mbps, and your WiFi connection is 1Mbit, your throughoutput will be aggregated for a bandwidth of ~4Mbps
Just think of the possibilities
More information here: http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2005...enbsd_3_8.html

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I'm currently testing OpenBSD 3.8 with a customized firmware I did from this: http://www.nmedia.net/~chris/soekris/
Full/detailed explanation needed, please .
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12-25-2005, 04:57 AM
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Maybe a tutor would help explaining how to do it along with VMWare.
WINK tutor could be the way to go .
But plain text would already sufice.
Looking forward to hearing more about this .
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12-25-2005, 10:17 AM
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Hi Rui,

I'll post more information when I get the damn "trunk" to work
I think I need to get OpenBSD "Current", because the trunk interface in the -release and -stable branch don't seem to work correctly.
I can't get it to work. I've E-Mailed the developer and asked him if I must update to the current branch, or if it's me screwing up
Other than that, OpenBSD seems to work rock solid as a regular access point (Current uptime at a Soekris at work: 26 days )

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12-26-2005, 01:36 AM
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In the mean time, take a look at this excelent tutorial on flashdist
http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2004...y_Daemons.html

Edit:
BTW, I got load balancing with this, until I figure out the "trunk" device: http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/pools.html

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