Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#16913 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Add network options overview section in the manual -> duplicate of #16912

Reported by: Socratis Owned by:
Component: documentation Version: VirtualBox 5.1.22
Keywords: network overview, user manual Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


There are a lot of users that are getting confused for what option to use when selecting an appropriate network. What I have found useful is to include a small table that summarizes the capabilities of each and every network mode. Something like the following:

VM <-> Host VM1 <-> VM2 VM -> Internet VM <- Internet
HostOnly + + - -
Internal - + - -
Bridged + + + +
NAT - - + Port forward
NATService - + + Port forward

Please consider adding something like that at the beginning of Ch. 6 Networking. I have a feeling it will help tremendously with the user understanding and support.

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Socratis, 7 years ago

What in the seven kingdoms??? I created a duplicate??? Either I dbl-clicked or something didn't work as planned. Sorry about that...

Please close this ticket as a duplicate of #16912.

comment:2 by Michael Thayer, 7 years ago

Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed
Summary: Add network options overview section in the manualAdd network options overview section in the manual -> duplicate of #16912
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