[CentOS] Samba config for Windows on VMWare

Bart Schaefer barton.schaefer at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 20:31:19 UTC 2007

On 3/27/07, Mark Hull-Richter <mhull-richter at datallegro.com> wrote:
> Okay, how do I set that up on a single machine (multiple IP addresses)?

You're going to hit a wall with the DSL because it only has one IP.
Even after you set up multiple IPs on the machine, the vmware guest
won't be able to access the internet until you set up a NAT.  So you
might as well drop back to using the NAT that vmware can set up for
you, and not worry about the requirements for bridging.

Shut down the guest.  Log in as root on the host and run


At some point it'll ask you whether you want to keep your current
networking configuration.  Answer no.

When prompted, select the NAT option rather than bridged.

Then boot up your guest again.  You may need to reconfigure
networking; the new IP is probably 192.168.8.something, but it should
be automatically assigned if the guest uses DHCP.

Once this is working, try your samba config again.

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