Yeah I know it was just wishful thinking lol, but I've just been reading about XOR
"This selects the same NIC slave for each destination MAC address."
So you would need 2 NICs on client and server but
" The standard specifies that conversations shouldn't be "Fragmented" across interfaces though, so for a given stream it will keep the entire stream on one NIC rather than juggling packets between both interfaces."
so this seems you'd need 2 streams to take advantage of XOR..... But "shouldn't" fragment streams between interfaces doesn't mean you "can't"....?
Adaptive transmit load balancing (balance-tlb)
Linux bonding driver mode that does not require any special network switch support.
This sounds cool. Does this man with enough ethernet ports, I could have a linux firewall and managed switch (and NAS) in one? Have two dual GbE cards for example, one for WAN + LAN, and the other for XOR with 2 cat5e ran to a third dual GbE NIC in my monster PC. Then satellite PC's and devices connect to a GbE DD-wrt router and with single cat5e ran wherever else LAN is needed