Patchwork bonding: update docs to correctly reflect arp_ip_target behavior

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Submitter Andy Gospodarek
Date Oct. 22, 2008, 8:08 p.m.
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Permalink /patch/5375/
State Superseded
Delegated to: Jeff Garzik
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Andy Gospodarek - Oct. 22, 2008, 8:08 p.m.
The latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 doesn't need '+' in
front of each IP address listed as an arp_ip_target, and correctly
supports a comma separated list of IP addresses using the current
version of initscripts.  This patch drops all references to the need for
a '+' before each IP address and the description now matches the

Signed-off-by: Andy Gospodarek <>


 bonding.txt |   13 ++-----------
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 11 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
index 688dfe1..17f2803 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt
@@ -926,19 +926,10 @@  NETMASK, NETWORK and BROADCAST) to match your network configuration.
 indeed, preferable, to specify the bonding options in the ifcfg-bond0
 file, e.g. a line of the format:
-BONDING_OPTS="mode=active-backup arp_interval=60 arp_ip_target=+"
+BONDING_OPTS="mode=active-backup arp_interval=60 arp_ip_target="
 	will configure the bond with the specified options.  The options
-specified in BONDING_OPTS are identical to the bonding module parameters
-except for the arp_ip_target field.  Each target should be included as a
-separate option and should be preceded by a '+' to indicate it should be
-added to the list of queried targets, e.g.,
-	arp_ip_target=+ arp_ip_target=+
-	is the proper syntax to specify multiple targets.  When specifying
-options via BONDING_OPTS, it is not necessary to edit /etc/modules.conf or
+specified in BONDING_OPTS are identical to the bonding module parameters.
 	For older versions of initscripts that do not support
 BONDING_OPTS, it is necessary to edit /etc/modules.conf (or