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Old 10-26-2010, 12:30 AM   #1
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Setting up a virtual network using Virtualbox?


So I'm wanting to learn a bit more about networking (ok, ALOT more), and I was thinking of trying to setup a virtual network via Virtualbox on my desktop, and as seperated from the internet as humanly possible (preferably no connection whatsoever).

Ignoring a few of the obvious problems (like my little dual core potentially running half a dozen VMs on 2G RAM), I am wanting some guidance as to what programs I would need or some documentation on setting things up.

I have no real clue where I would want to start with this, but I want it as a testbed for future toying with, to learn from, and just generally as something for me to hack at to see what does what, how, and why.
 
Old 10-26-2010, 12:34 AM   #2
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Hi,

This three links are very useful

http://www.scribd.com/doc/38661361/V...twork-Tutorial

http://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch06.html

http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Advan...tworking_Linux
 
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:46 AM   #3
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I wish the service at the local restraunts was that good. That looks to be pretty much what I was looking for. Any other comments are obviously appreciated.

Thanks prayag_pjs for the links
 
Old 10-26-2010, 01:42 AM   #4
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All be it from me to stop someone from learning. However, I wouldn't try to run 6 Virtuals on 2 gigs of ram + host... You won't be getting anything done.
 
Old 10-26-2010, 03:45 PM   #5
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I may be getting a much-needed upgrade to my desktop sometime soon. Even lacking that, I am fairly sure I could manage that kind of load on my desktop, though I doubt I would try running more than 3 or 4.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 02:34 AM   #6
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Well you figure even if you give your virtuals 1/4 ram x 6 = 1 and a half gigs of RAM + your HOST.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 03:08 AM   #7
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I'm used to trying to do more with less. I'm sure I can sort out these minor issues.
 
  


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