From: Howard Goff <H<oward@at...> - 2002-01-25 05:42:22
I am trying to set up a UML that will have 50 Internet IP addresses on
it. They are all in the class "C" network that the host is on but not all
no a subnet and I would rather not have to route the guest's traffic
through the host's kernel.
Prior to abandoning VMware I used to do such a thing with one of their
guests and their vmnet daemon program which ran on the host and created a
virtual switch that was connected to the hosts network. ex: vmnet
/dev/vmnet0 eth0 would start the virtual switch and plug it into the
network eth0 is attached to. (note: the host's eth0 adaptor would
automatically be placed in promiscuous mode so vmnet could grab packets
destined for any guest attached to it)
The guest machine could then be started with its eth0 attached to the host
/dev/vmnet0. The guests were then transparently on the host's network.
The uml_switch sort-of dos this except that there seems to be no way to
connect an "uplink" to the host's network.
Is this possible? If not, how is the next best way?