VirtualBox with Networking

Alexander Boettcher alexander.boettcher at ...1...
Mon Sep 25 13:48:52 CEST 2017


On 24.09.2017 19:16, Chris Rothrock wrote:
> I have been able to make a working environment with Genode/NOVA/VirtualBox
> a single VM running TinyCore with networking enabled and can communicate
> across the network.  So far, only on VirtualBox 4, 5 still has issues that
> I am still trying to work out that I will get into at a later time but my
> goal is multiple VMs with networking.
> With VirtualBox 4, I have successfully made two VM environments and both
> VMs see eth0, I can assign an IP address to each but neither VM can
> communicate outside their own VM.  Unlike with the single VM, I was
> unsuccessful to get an IP via DHCP (hence why I used a static IP), they

just a guess:

If you using the nic_bridge, make sure that the MAC addresses generated
by and assigned by the nic_bridge to the VMs
(repos/os/src/server/nic_bridge/README) actually are not ignored/are
permitted by your DHCP server.

In the single VM use-case (running without the nic_bridge), the MAC
address of the network card is assigned to your VM, which is probably
permitted/white-listed by your DHCP server in your network, I guess.

> could not ping the other VM, they could not ping anything on the network to
> which they were attached.  Is there a setting in the test.vbox file
> different than for a single VM mode that I need to make to make the bridge
> work for this?
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