Questions about the Nic_bridge and VirtualBox bug

Charles HH charleshh.genode at ...9...
Fri May 13 18:22:42 CEST 2016

(sorry) a vdi virtual disk and reports a permission problem, but when I
revert to the previous genode version, I have no problem. Is that a known
issue or should Isend further informations?

Best regards,

On Fri, May 13, 2016 at 6:19 PM, Charles HH <charleshh.genode at ...9...>

> Hi,
> I've been experimenting with the nic_bridge a bit, and I came upon several
> problems/questions.
> First, when trying to connect a Linux VM through the bridge, it failed to
> obtain a IP from the DHCP server. I invistigated a little : the Discover
> packet get through, but the Offer is never transmitted to the client. The
> config shouldn't be the problem, considering the network worked fine with
> static IPs. I'm not sure if it is the origin of the issue, but the handling
> of the offer packet in failed to parse the DHCP options (by adding
> debug prints in the option() function in dhcp.h, I saw that it got the
> first one right with the correct length 4, but then jumped 6 octet instead
> for the next option code).
> I was also wondering if it would be possible to use several bridges in
> cascade. If I understand correctly, each Nic session opened on the bridge
> has an assigned mac address, but would it be feasible to use a single
> session for a sort of subnetwork?
> Finally, the recent commits on master (between the 04-11 and the 04-25)
> have broken my vbox scenario : virtual box refuses to access
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