[vbox-dev] 2 questions about network

James Lucas jimmy at secsme.org.au
Thu Jan 8 21:31:07 PST 2009

Resending this after Christmas in case it was missed.

Is there anyway to change the current behaviour where VirtualBox starts 
listening on Port 5000 when it is running a VM?

- James

James Lucas wrote:
> I also have this question. Virtual Box starts up on port 5000, this conflicts
> with another program I have which uses port 5000 and I'd prefer not to have to
> change all the config for this program (so need to start it before Virtual
> Box).
> What are the config values to Enable/Disable or change the port for the
> debugger. I can see references in the source code for DBGC/Port (Int) and
> DBGC/Enabled (Bool) but don't know enough of the VBox internals to set these
> values. 
> - James
> Quoting Cherife Li <cherife at dotimes.com>:
>> Hello list,
>> Here are 2 questions haven't got answers through manual, google, or
>> vbox-users maillist,
>> 1, I don't know whether it's since v2.1.0 that vbox listens on port
>> 5000, for debugging? Why not just listen on localhost, or is there a way
>> to turn off listening?
>> 2, I'm using NAT and forwarding ssh port to the guest, is there a <key>
>> for `VBoxManage setextradata' to bind the HostPort to localhost only?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> -- 
>> Rgds,
>> Cherife.
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