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Old 06-19-2004, 01:38 PM   #1
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Windows Host for VMWARE with IPCop Guest Problem


I am using Windows Xp Pro, I have VMWare installed, I have downloaded IPCop but I am stuck.

My host computer (Windows XP) has two network cards, one onboard not used, and 1 internal NIC, I use this to connect to my university halls network to the outside world.

When I go through the setup obviously at the green stage i set my static ip address as or something similar, I added an extra NIC for the RED, which is using NAT, to share the IP of my host, getting a DHCP address from vmware, I can ping etc and ping internet sites from this but when I try to connect to my admin site I don't get access, I get nothing when I ping for example.

I have tried changing it from Bridge, NAT, and Host only, I don't know what to do now I am stuck.
Old 06-19-2004, 07:01 PM   #2
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my experience with vmware is that it emulates a network card to give access to the host computer and network for file and internet access, not to control network devices at the hardware level. i would be surprised if vmware was successfully used to operate an IPCOP virtual machine for anything more than a cursory investigation into setup detailia, i.e. to see what the install looks like. i doubt anybody with any security awareness would recommend or even consider running IPCOP on top of windows XP with any degree of seriousness.

IPCOP runs beautifully on a PII with 128 RAM, e.g. a $40 computer, it doesn't belong in a VMWARE windows virtual host.

Last edited by bdp; 06-19-2004 at 07:02 PM.
Old 06-20-2004, 06:46 AM   #3
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Lol, I found the answer myself, due to the way vmware is setup i would be able to get access to the card from my host unless it was dhcp, because of the other card as well.

I played around with the aliases and managed to get it to accept the gateway of my vmware as an incoming connection. I noticed this after being able to connect on other vmware guests.

Thanks anyway


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