[CentOS] Samba config for Windows on VMWare

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 18:25:20 UTC 2007

Mark Hull-Richter wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 20:53:32 -0700
>> From: "Bart Schaefer" <barton.schaefer at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Samba config for Windows on VMWare
>> To: "CentOS mailing list" <centos at centos.org>
>> NAT is in fact exactly what you want here, I think.  VMware will
>> assign an IP from one of the unrouted ranges that are reserved for
>> LANs for cummunication between the host and guest, but any connections
>> from the guest to the internet will be translated to/from the host's
>> DSL IP.
> Thanks - tried it and got this popup window:
> Could not open /dev/vmnet8: no such file or directory.Virtual device
> Ethernet0 will start disconnected.
> Do I just go ahead and mknod /dev/vmnet8 or is there more to it?
> Better, where is a good (and hopefully simple) reference for this?

You need to set up the NAT interface when you run vmware-config.pl.  You 
probably just told it to do bridged the first time but you can run it 
again to add nat and/or host-only.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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