[CentOS] Samba config for Windows on VMWare

Mark Hull-Richter mhullrich at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 03:16:01 UTC 2007

Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 12:21:24 -0500
From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Samba config for Windows on VMWare
To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>

Mark Hull-Richter wrote:>>
>> The vmware client is using a bridged Ethernet adapter (meaning same as
>> the host, I think).
>"Bridged" means the guest shares the host's network adapter directly but
>it looks like a completely different system to everyone else including
>the host - that is, it needs its own IP address on the same subnet.
>Once that is set up, sharing files is exactly the same as with any other
>machine on the network.
Okay, I understand that.  However, my computer is linked up to a DSL
modem and has no subnet, per se, and the DSL host assigns my IP
address.  So:

1) Is tehre a way I can get around this and give my Windows VM its own
IP address (and how)?

2) If not, how would I set up one of the other ethernet types to make
this work?  NAT doesn't look right for this, and I don't know enough
to do a custom network, so that hints to me that host-only might work,
but that calls for a vmnet1 device on the host, and I know nothing
about this (but I will look - just hoped for a quickie answer


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