After a long absence, I decided to poke and prod the forums for answers again.
I’ve been trying to set up a Windows guest in Virtualbox on an OpenSuSE 11.1 host.
So far I have managed to get the Winders guest gets its IP address from my smoothwall at 192.168.99.1 - it can browse the 'net and all that without any fuss.
Now… the OpenSuSE host I have problems with. Before I edited the network configuration, I was able to browse the 'net. After following the steps as outlined here I was unable to connect to the 'net, but by setting up Firefox to use my Smoothwall as a proxy server, I was able to. (Seems that it is missing gateway information - I tried to add a gateway via the routes files, without success.
Now I’ve got a few questions.
Is it possible to have the bridge get an IP address via DHCP instead of assigning it a static one? (Reason why - at the office we have an DHCP server, and at home I can use my Smoothwall so I don’t need to manually edit and change IP addresses - except when going to customer sites).
Does the tap0 interface need an IP address?
Routing - will it work, and how can I get it to work?
My ifcfg-br0 file :
NAME='bridge for vbox'
I tried the ‘dhcp’ option with bootproto, but it doesn’t want to work.
My ifcfg-eth0 file :
NAME='DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller'
PS : I’ve got the exact same setup working without any fuss under Ubuntu, but Ubuntu doesn’t feel as snappy as OpenSuSE does…