VirtualBox

Opened 17 months ago

#21523 new enhancement

Add easy to use sandbox network option to VM settings

Reported by: mahma90 Owned by:
Component: network/NAT Version: VirtualBox-7.0.6
Keywords: sandbox network nat Cc:
Guest type: all Host type: all

Description

Currently when using default NAT as network setting the guest can access the host's LAN even though the guest in a different subnet. For people like me who run malware and untrusted software in the guest this is a problem. Because viruses can spread across the host's LAN. I believe many users don't know the guest can access the host's LAN if in NAT mode.

Currently it's complicated to establish a sandbox network. You need to setup another guest, install router software and configure firewalls as described on forums.virtualbox.org.

What it needs is a sandbox network mode or a sandbox option for the default NAT network mode. It should be possible to enable this sandbox mode easily in the VM's settings. (One single click on a checkbox or so.) It could also make sense to enable sandbox mode by default.

Thank you in advance...

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