QEMU networking quirkiness on 7.0

Andrew Cid andrew at accid.net
Wed Apr 9 09:15:38 UTC 2008

Hi Jim,

> The QEmu VM can access the web (I'm typing this out now in WindowsXP
> running safely in it's cage, for example). But it cannot VPN into work
> (timeout) or ping anything. I suspect it has to do with the way that
> QEmu is given network access. Is there any way to set up QEmu to
> access the network through an aliased IP address, and hence look like
> any other machine on my network, rather than to hide behind my BSD
> box? Is there another route I should take?+

I connect my qemu boxes via the tap interface and then bridge it to the
external interface so it works like just another box on the LAN.  It's
quite easy to setup and works pretty well, checkout:

Give us a shout if you get stuck.


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