VirtualBox

Ticket #10545 (new defect)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 6 weeks ago

Version 4.1.14 breaks network support on Openstep 4.2

Reported by: poingg Owned by:
Priority: major Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.14 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Mac OS X

Description

After upgrading do 4.1.14, networking stopped working. I downgraded Virtualbox back to 4.1.12 and it's working again.

This is valid both for NAT and bridged adapter modes

Attachments

VBox.log Download (86.1 KB) - added by poingg 3 years ago.
Logfile
openstep.pcap Download (1.4 KB) - added by dopey 2 years ago.

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by poingg

Logfile

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by aleksey

Could you please try if it works with PRO/1000 adapters instead of PCNet? If you could provide the description of how you test the network along with the internal capture file made during the test it would be very much appreciated. See https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Network_tips for the info on how to enable internal capture. Do not forget to disable it after the test.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by dopey

I'm seeing a similar behavior. I just wanted to mention that the PRO/1000 adapter is not an option. OPENSTEP 4.2 does not support the PRO/1000 adapter and only provides drivers for the AMD PCNet adapter.

I'll try to do the internal capture bit and post the details as I have more time to test it.

Changed 2 years ago by dopey

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by dopey

VirtualBox-4.2-4.2.6_82870_fedora18-1.x86_64

That's the version I'm using. I enabled the capture, started the VM and then opened a terminal and started pinging 10.0.2.2 (the NAT gateway address)

Attached is the pcap file. It seems able to do arp requests and get an arp response but that's it. No actual ping is captured.

comment:4 Changed 17 months ago by jdashton

This is still an issue under 4.3.6 r91406

comment:5 Changed 16 months ago by jdashton

This issue remains under 4.3.8 r92456. It would be great to see this break loose and start working.

comment:6 Changed 15 months ago by jdashton

This issue remains under 4.3.10 r93012.

comment:7 Changed 13 months ago by segabor

Not working either in the latest version 4.3.12 r93733

comment:8 Changed 2 months ago by segabor

For the record, this ticket made this happen #3783. Anyway, issue still exists.

comment:9 Changed 2 months ago by JL

Still broken in 4.3.26. :-(

comment:10 Changed 8 weeks ago by polarhome

I can confirm that this problem appears on openSUSE 12.2 AMD64 too. Is there any hope that this issue will be fixed?

comment:11 follow-up: ↓ 13 Changed 8 weeks ago by frank

polarhome, OpenStep is one item but what about OpenSUSE 12.2, what's your problem with networking there? Please describe what not works and provide a corresponding VBox.log file.

comment:12 Changed 7 weeks ago by vushakov

This is a regression in PCnet emulation introduced by a fix to #3783.

comment:13 in reply to: ↑ 11 Changed 7 weeks ago by polarhome

Replying to frank:

polarhome, OpenStep is one item but what about OpenSUSE 12.2, what's your problem with networking there? Please describe what not works and provide a corresponding VBox.log file.

I am sorry for misunderstanding. I was testing recent virtualbox (4.3.28) with OPENSTEP 4.2 guest on OpenSUSE 12.2 AMD64 host - and the networking does not work. Or better it works as described. The ARP recovery works but no ICMP, UDP or TCP protocol works.

comment:14 follow-up: ↓ 15 Changed 7 weeks ago by vushakov

You can try a 4.3 test build, revision 100516 or higher. It brings back TCP/IP. There's still a problem with 802.3 framing which we suspect is a bug in the OpenStep driver, but we need to investigate more.

comment:15 in reply to: ↑ 14 Changed 6 weeks ago by JL

Replying to vushakov:

You can try a 4.3 test build, revision 100516 or higher. It brings back TCP/IP. There's still a problem with 802.3 framing which we suspect is a bug in the OpenStep driver, but we need to investigate more.

I tried the test build but without success. When booting Openstep 4.2 it reports no network connection and prompts to start without networking by pressing CTRL-C as before.

comment:16 Changed 6 weeks ago by vushakov

OpenStep uses BOOTP, not DHCP and our DHCP server doesn't speak BOOTP, unfortunately. Use manual configuration. You can also use Simple Network Starter for that.

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