VirtualBox + FreeBSD 9-STABLE == Frozen Ethernet

Marc G. Fournier scrappy at
Wed May 8 16:32:20 UTC 2013

Do you happen to know of a HowTO for doing this?  

figure there are a few extra steps then simply:

ifconfig tapX plumb
--bridgeadapter tapX

Thx ..

On 2013-05-08, at 03:09 , Nicolas de Bari Embriz Garcia Rojas <nbari at> wrote:

> When using bridge mode, use tap interfaces otherwise you will get
> problems when using more than one VM.
> regards
> On 05/08/2013 03:49, Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> On 2013-05-06 2:49 PM, Norbert Beckmann wrote:
>>> To Marc G. Fournier
>>> I do not think it's an issue with VirtualBox. I am running VirtualBox
>>> under Solaris. And I never had problems with it.
>>> Guests: ubuntu, Windows 7, Linux Mint, FreeBSD, Chrome OS.
>>> But the people of VirtualBox themselves state that Windows is somewhat
>>> delicate (don't remember whether they meant as guest or as host, I
>>> think both).
>>> Which would be comprehensible, because Windows has never become a real
>>> multi user / multi process system as Unix was by birth (nearly).
>>> I can neither help concerning the freezing Ethernet nor did I encounter
>>> similar things (as far as I remember).
>> My first thought is that its something in the vboxnet kernel module
>> when using a bridge ... I think the problem has been getting
>> progressively worse, with each upgrade, but since I upgrade both vBox
>> and the kernel in tandem, I'm currently working on going 'back in
>> time' with the code, see if I can find some 'stable point' ...
>> If anyone with more knowledge can suggest any commands I can run to
>> provide debug info, or such ... ?  I don't mind debugging, just dont'
>> know what to provide that is useful ...
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