[vbox-dev] 2 questions about network

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Mon Jan 12 00:25:05 PST 2009

Hi all,

On Friday 09 January 2009, James Lucas wrote:
> 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.

Sorry for the late response. See


for the solution. We will fix that problem in 2.1.2.

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert    Sun Microsystems    http://www.sun.com/
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