Ticket #8658 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago


Reported by: java_artisan Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: network
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.4 Keywords: proxy
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Linux


To make a VM pluggable for different environments it would be very useful to define a proxy for the VM in the settings.

The alternative is that when the VM runs behind a proxy all the installed software has to be reconfigured to cope with that.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by frank

Why don't you just set up the VM networking to NAT?

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by java_artisan

Can I set up a proxy there ?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by frank

What should the proxy do? Note that VirtualBox does a very low-level of virtualization so it is not directly aware what the guest is doing. Well, the NAT network adapter knows how to handle BOOTP/DHCP requests but there is no direct handler for http/https/ftp whatever. And we don't intend to implement something like that.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by java_artisan

I understand now VB is not taking protocols into account. But it would be very convenient nonetheless.

If one is to implement this for VB, that would be an extension/expansion/... then ?

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

Keeping the number of open feature requests in mind I will close this ticket.

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