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Old 01-23-2012, 12:02 AM   #1
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Networking with Guest OS and Host OS in Virtualbox

I have a laptop with Windows XP OS. I use Oracle Virtualbox for virtualization.

Guest Operating Systems are: Ubuntu10.04 (lucid) and Centos5.

In my laptop I use LAN ( IP address with my LAN. I have no right to change this IP.

I use wimax (wireless modem) for network access which assignes IP from DHCP server.
and through this modem I use internet.

I have installed web server and postgree sql server both on (Ubuntu and CentOS guest).

My requirements.

1. I have applications on host XP written in c# language and need to access postgre sql server on (ubuntu and/or centos guest)

2. I must be able to access websites hosted on ubuntu and/or centos from LAN ( my host laptop and LAN pcs)

3. LAN pcs and guest os (ubuntu and centos) will be able to access internet via wireless modem.

what kind of network I can configure so that my requirements are served.

note: it will be good if sample config commands are shown sequentially.

Thanks in advance.
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If you want your vitual machine to be seen from internet and intranet the easiest way to to use an lan card just for your virutal machine(so you need 2 lan cards), easiest way is USB lan sticks. now if you want to use just the one lan card you will need to go through the command prompt for VitualBox.

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If the lan doesn't have a gateway that may make it a bit easier.

I'd attach the wimax to the VM and use one of the OS's to direct all traffic. You point browsers to it's address. I think I'd start with nat connections in the vm.


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