[CentOS-virt] Virtual Box Host Networking problems
Todd and Margo Chester
ToddAndMargo at verizon.net
Sat Nov 10 06:20:32 UTC 2007
This is actually a second request for help on the
same issue. I finally got to try what several
months ago was replayed to me and no joy was to
be had. I am afraid the original thread got stale
and also had extra, unnecessary data in it.
Guest=XP Pro, SP2
Host=CentOS5; # uname -r; 2.6.18-8.1.15.el5
I have two nic: eth0 is the internal network; eth1 connects to a DSL modem.
I also have a fully functioning DHCP server on eth0 (works perfectly
with Parallels for Linux).
The directions (from hell):
I am trying to set up a "host interface" network between
my XP guest and my Linux host (eth0).
I do believe I don't have a clue as to how to set up
a bridge on eth0. Here is what I have so far:
When I fire up Virtual Box, my DCHP server
offers it an IP, but I do not see the RX
light flashing on my XP monitor icon in the
far right of the status bar. VB doesn't
get an IP. If I configure the VB NIC with
a static address (I tried 192.168.255.20),
again no receive light and the network
Also, I have to "ifdown eth1" and "ifup eth1"
to get the "G" (gateway) to show up on
"netstat -rn". Otherwise, no surfing the
net with Firefox (Linux version). Weird.
I am so very confused. Can someone tell
me what I am doing wrong?
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