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I installed Virtualbox OE 1.5.4 on my Ubuntu 7.10 host. I then setup, or tried to setup, several static tap devices. It's working Ok except for two weird little problems.
1. I can't ping my host from my guest
2. My host eth0, which is set for static IP, doesn't get it's IP assigned on boot without a little help.
I've been reading Virtualbox Networking posts from many different sources for a couple of hours now and just can't find a reasonable solution. My br0 and tap devices pull the IP addresses that I assigned them but my eth0 only pulls an IPV6 address without the IPV4 address. I've put in a workaround to bring up my eth0 with ifconfig in my /etc/rc.local but that's ugly for sure.
My VBox Guest can ping all the other IPs in my internal network with no problem. The Guest also has access to the Internet over my router with no problem. The Guest just can't seem to see my Host which is getting very annoying.
Any help would be much appreciated!
auto lo eth0 br0 tap0 tap1 tap2
iface lo inet loopback