How Config Redundant links to single NIC/IP Address?

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Jan 13th, 2009
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How can one configure a network to have redundant links to a single NIC or MAC address? This would be called fault tolerant so that if one link failed the other link would still provide data. This would be 2 100BaseT links from a router/switch to a single NIC/IP address.

Would one duplicate data be sent and the receiver somehow select one or the other or would the router reconverge to the redundant link by sensing a link failure and reconveging to the backup?

Any thoughts or literature you might refer me to so that I could understand how to do this or if it can be done?

Thanks for any tips

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rkruz1234 Tue, 01/13/2009 - 10:23
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Thanks for that. Is there some way the destination router can do the switching between and active and a failed link to the single NIC interface?

this for 2 physically diverse and identical links, switched to a single hosts NIC.


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