VmWare GuestOS: Bridged or NAT mode?

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  1. mattad

    mattad Registered Member

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    Assume I install on a WinXP with Look'n Stop a Virtual Machine
    with VmWare.

    How is the outgoing traffic from the guest system forwarded over the
    Host OS to the "outside internet world":

    As bridged or NAT mode?

    Does LooknStop allow both modes?

    Can I switch in LnS (How?) between these modes ?

    Matt
     
  2. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    Bridged mode is working fine. This is what I'm using.
    I've never tried NAT mode.

    If Look 'n' Stop is running on the host you need to allow the IP address of the guest as being the source address for packets sent/received from/to the host to internet.
    Typically the 2 rules "TCP: Allow most common internet protocol" and "UDP: allow DNS requests" have to be duplicated. In the copy change the "equal My IP" to "Range A-B" + the IP range the VM guests are allowed to use.

    Regards,

    Frederic
     
  3. mattad

    mattad Registered Member

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    Hmm, I have not these two rules even not for the host system.
    However the host system works fine.

    Can I download these two rules from somewhere as *.rie file ?

    Matt
     
  4. Frederic

    Frederic LnS Developer

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    I've tested again, and it seems the rules are also no longer required now o_O
    Maybe there is a change with the version 6 of VMWare, and these rules were necessary only with the previous version (I've upgraded from version 5 recently).

    Frederic
     
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