[vbox-dev] Maximum number of host-only network adapters

Alexey Eremenko al4321 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 15:01:57 GMT 2010

On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 4:54 PM, Christophe Devriese
<christophe.devriese at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 4:43 PM, Alexey Eremenko <al4321 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My personal opinion: for complex virtual network configurations it is
>> worth using TAP or VDE networks, not "host-only".
>> --
>> -Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"
> I wonder if there are any performance implications to this. VDE, looking at
> the code, seems dog-slow. Tap networks ... well I guess I'll be testing them

VDE is not dog slow. I was able to achieve 170 Mbp/s over VDE.

This is far from good for servers, but it is good for network simulations.
vs 240 Mbp/s for "Bridged" mode.

> What you're advising is to bridge the virtual machine network interface to
> "tapX" ?

Also: if you think there is any need for many "host-only" networks, we
can discuss it.

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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