Ticket #6576 (new defect)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Suggestion for improving the usermanual: Hostonly connection should mention routing.

Reported by: rew Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.6 Keywords: network manual
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux


I used virtualbox before version 2.0, and now I need it in a production case.

The guest will need to provide services to the outside world, and I need control through firewall/forwarding rules as to which ones it will be providing. Moreover, I cannot freely chose IP addresses and things like that (there is a shortage, you know. :-) ).

Anyway, back in the old days I configured it in a way that the manual mentioned: "difficult", but for me it was a snap: IP routing is easy for me. So I now wanted to use something similar. The list of options for the guest network card is now larger than what I remember from the old days. So I read the section on networking, and couldn't find the option I wanted.

I tried a random few, and ended up with "host only", which I think should mention the option of using routing from the guest to the outside world. This would've made my experience with the new version a lot easier: I could've selected the right option right away.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by frank

Note, if you used a TAP device with VirtualBox 2.0 then you still can set up a TAP device and attach the VM in bridged mode to this TAP device.

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