Red Hat Enterprise Linux does allow you to bond two network interfaces the same way using the channel bonding kernel...
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module. Information on how to set this up is available in Chapter 8 of the Red Hat Linux 3: Reference Guide. Since the release of Linux kernel version 2.4, many other distributions include the channel bonding module.
Linux channel bonding was pioneered by Donald Becker, who was a co-founder of the Beowulf project. The idea of bonding network channels was appealing to them because the supercomputing applications where pushing large amounts of information over their network. There is a fairly good amount of information in the archives of the Beowulf mailing list.
I think the biggest problem with channel bonding on Linux is the lack of documentation on the subject; however, a Google search on "Linux channel bonding" should yield a fair amount of resources to help you out. Really, once you understand the concepts, it is fairly easy to configure.
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