[vbox-dev] Ownership of host-only network interfaces and DHCP servers

Jean-Jacques Sarton jj.sarton at t-online.de
Mon Jul 21 19:46:23 GMT 2014

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Hallo Karoline,

I use IPv6 within vbox and don't have any problems.
The link locale adresses are not for communication between
usual networks and you must make shure that an advertisement
daemon is running on the host.

My host is working with Linux and the VM I have tested are
other Linux systems as well as windows XP and windows 7
On the host I use tap device or an unused interface



Am 21.07.2014 18:26, schrieb Karoline Haus:
> I'd like to understand how the ownership of host-only network
> interfaces is handled. It seems as if you can configure a network
> interface as any user and if you change the configuration as one
> user, then it does not necessarily change for the other user (if
> you list the configuration via VBoxManage list hostonlyifs). But
> because of these different concurrent configuration options, it
> does not seem to be consistent across reboots, and I don't know how
> to figure which configuration is currently active. I have the same
> question for DHCP servers managed by VBOX. It seems different users
> can run a differently configured DHCP server on the same host-only
> network interface? How would this work, if the actual IP on that
> interface (as seen under ifconfig) must be unique. So say it could
> potentially not be consistent with the DHCP server IP address
> configuration, because you have multiple servers on a single
> interface. Can anyone shed light on this?
> Thanks, Karoline
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