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NetworkManager Bonding Support


NetworkManager should be able to configure bonding interfaces consisting of wired and wireless ethernet devices. It should be able to fulfill server, desktop and laptop bonding use cases.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 19 or Fedora 20
  • Last updated: 2012-11-21
  • Percentage of completion: 40%

Detailed description

The current bonding configuration in NetworkManager doesn't always work. The purpose of this Fedora feature is to implement reliable bonding configuration infrastructure in NetworkManager that would have the following features:

  • Reliable wired and wireless ethernet bonding
  • Configuration using keyfiles

Benefit to Fedora

Bonding is necessary for enterprise virtualization. There is also a common laptop usage for bonding wifi and ethernet together to present the laptop computer under a single MAC address to the local network and thus aquire just one MAC address regardless it is connected through cable and wifi.