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Re: Connectivity for a qemu guest; was Re: Connection of a qemu guest to
Re: Connectivity for a qemu guest; was Re: Connection of a qemu guest to the 'net.
Mon, 22 Mar 2021 04:05:47 -0400
Berto Furth said on Sun, 21 Mar 2021 08:32:28 +1100
>I'll let Peter reply but here's my brief thought.
>On Sun, 21 Mar 2021, at 02:57, Steve Litt wrote:
>> email@example.com said on Fri, 19 Mar 2021 09:33:07 -0700
>> >(4) Q: Why does qemu involve a bridge rather than only routing?
>> >A: My hypothesis. Routing requires adjustment of iptables. Direct
>> >editing of iptables is difficult and error prone for non-experts.
>> >An alternative is to use Shorewall or similar functionality.
>> >Shorewall is large package. Imposing dependance of qemu on
>> >Shorewall will be unwelcome to some users. A bridge is an
>> >expedient solution.
>> I'm unclear as to how "routing" is an alternative to a bridge and
>> vice versa. Would this "routing" take place on the hardware host, or
>> the software guest? Did you by any chance mean NAT instead of
>Routing would take place on the host. The host would be reconfigured
>to be a router and the guests would be on their own IP subnet.
If I reconfigured the metal host to be a router, could I still run that
metal host as a day to day desktop computer? Would I need to change
anything to do so?
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