[CentOS] Firewall for virtual machines

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 22:47:27 UTC 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Brian Mathis <brian.mathis at gmail.com> wrote:
> This depends on how you have the guest network setup.  If it's in
> bridged mode, then the firewall on the host does nothing to protect
> the guest.  If you're running NAT mode, then that's sort of like a
> (consumer) firewall already, so should be pretty safe.

Excellent point - I should have said: I run in NAT mode, mainly
because I can use SAMBA in NAT mode but I never could get the SAMBA
mounts from Win-guest to work with the CentOS host in bridged mode.
Probably just my own ineptitude with SAMBA, but in NAT it works fine
(with the exact same smb.conf...).

Many thanks.


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