On 28 March 2014 23:55, Julien Goodwin <luv-lists(a)studio442.com.au> wrote:
On 28/03/14 14:51, Toby Corkindale wrote:
Does anyone have real-world experience of using linux's interface
bonding on public networks?
(In the bandwidth-aggregation mode, not the redundancy mode)
I was wondering how I could make the following setup work:
* Rent a VPS in Melbourne with four IP addresses
* Get four (or just two) ADSL connections wired up to home
* Have your VPS connect four VPN connections from itself back to each
of your home IPs.
* Bond all four interfaces together
* Create a fifth VPN connection, this time going over the
bonded-virtual-interface between VPS and home, and then configure your
home server to use that link as the default route?
1. Some ISPs (IIRC 'node and Exetel both offered this at one point)
offered MLPPP for a fairly nominal price over two ADSL lines
I forgot to mention earlier -- but both Exetel and iiNet (nee
Internode) stopped offering bonded DSL in 2014. It sounds like they
were having a lot of trouble setting it up or supporting it.
(According to whirlpool, the single option of hardware they were using
at the client end was both expensive and awfully crap)
An ISP called IIG seems to still be offering bonded DSL, so I've put
in an enquiry with them. No prices were listed.
Fusion Broadband do a thing where you use their appliance at the
client end, and it bonds arbitrary WAN connections, apparently with
quite good latency. It's moderately pricy at $95 per WAN connection
you want to bond -- on top of the cost of getting the WAN connection
-- but does sound like it's a successful solution for some.
I'm leaning towards trying the Linux DIY approach to link
aggregation.. if it works, great, otherwise even just using the
round-robin load-balancing mode would present speed-ups for most
things. (web pages, torrents, apt, but not linux ISOs, steam downloads
or nvidia drivers*)
* seriously WHY ARE THEY SO HUGE? Quarter of a gigabyte for windows
display drivers? What's in them??