This patch will permit a guest to use the Host's subnet
(and any DHCP server...); we do this by using the
bridging capabilities of Linux.
Also, this patch will manage multiple occurances of
Here's the HOWTO:
I am using kernel 2.6.7 to do this. I think this will
work with no
problems with the 2.4 series too.
Set the Device Drivers -> Networking Support ->
Networking Options -> 802.1d Ethernet Bridging to ON or
Compile your kernel, and reboot.
Get the latest bridge-utils package from
bridge.sourceforge.net. I am using version 0.9.6.
Those using Gentoo can just "emerge bridge-utils" :-)
This removes the necessity to use Netfilter and NAT.
Please modify the file "settings" to your liking.
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