Ticket #6996 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

brigded network stops when virtual host changes mac address

Reported by: jj458 Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.4 Keywords: mac address
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)


When i change the mac address in the running guest system, there is no more network connectivitiy for the guest.

Problem exists in Version3.2.4 (VirtualBox-3.2-3.2.4_62467_fedora12-1.x86_64)
Problem did not exist in Version3.1.8 (VirtualBox-3.1-3.1.8_61349_fedora12-1.x86_64)

I can change the MAC adress in my guest:

  ifconfig eth0 down
  ifconfig eth0 hw ether <new mac address>
  ifconfig eth0 up


  ifconfig eth0 promisc

Setting the interface into promiscous mode re-establishes network connectivity.

Host System:Fedora 12
Guest System:RHEL 5.4


xenon2-2010-06-09-23-38-43.log Download (57.9 KB) - added by jj458 8 years ago.

Change History

Changed 8 years ago by jj458


comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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