[nycbug-talk] fave BSD tips/tricks?

Isaac Levy isaac at diversaform.com
Tue Aug 25 23:08:33 EDT 2009

On Aug 24, 2009, at 9:25 AM, Dru Lavigne wrote:

> I'm finishing up an article for BSD mag on BSD tips and tricks.  
> Anyone have a favourite tip or trick they'd like to see in this  
> article?
> Cheers,
> Dru

Being a huge fan of carp(4) for redundant routers/firewalls, I've  
recently become terribly enamored with lagg(4), for *extremely* easy  
link failover, (or aggregation).

To my knowledge, FreeBSD is all I know that has lagg interfaces.

With carp and lagg, (and some redundant upstream infrastructure) one  
can create full network redundancy all the way up to a server- aside  
from the network redundancy/HA aspects, it's awesome to be able to  
upgrade or replace network components in a live network: security  
upgrades happen easier, hardware gets shuffled on the fly, life is good.


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