[vbox-dev] A future direction... VBox 4.1 and GNS3 users

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Wed May 25 07:50:59 GMT 2011

>  VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "Windows XP immu 01" --nicproperty2 sport="10001"
>  VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "Windows XP immu 01" --nicproperty2 dest=""
>  VBoxManage.exe modifyvm "Windows XP immu 01" --nicproperty2 dport="10002"
>  (three separate properties!)

This also works: (quotes around dport)
--nicproperty2 "dport=10002"

Now after trying this I don't see what has changed, besides moving the
UDP driver to a deeper level.
(network-->udp became network-->generic-->udp)

Anyway the current way has several problems:
1. Incorrect parameters result in inability to start VM (VBoxManage
needs to filter incorrect parameters somehow)
If I type in driver incorrectly or parameter incorrectly, I should get
some error from "VBoxManage", if possible.

2. Inability to see vm info:
VBoxManage showvminfo must show me sport, dest, dport

3. GUI, the same. I expect to see something like:
Generic, UDPTunnel="sport=10001;dest=;dport=10002"
Generic, VDE="/tmp/vdeswitch"

Currently it is impossible to debug virtual topologies.

-Alexey Eromenko "Technologov"

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