[vbox-dev] VBox Device - Host Driver communication

Michael Thayer Michael.Thayer at Sun.COM
Wed Jul 23 12:14:02 GMT 2008


You should probably look at the sections on host interface networking in
the user manual (sections 6.5 to 6.8).  You should be able to set up
something like you described using that (e.g. by bridging a host
interface to a physical ethernet interface and not assigning the host an
IP address).



Nicolay Vizovitin wrote:
> Sure. I'm trying to create kind of mirror in guest OS of existing
> physical network interface card. Here by "mirror" I mean forwarding
> all requests for virtual resources to the underlying hardware.
> Obviously, this method should have some serious limitations. And it
> may look like it conflicts with the very idea of virtualization. But
> here we get an opportunity to completely delegate the hardware piece
> to guest OS.

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