Re: VMware and bridged networking
On Sat, 12 Aug 2000, Ralf G. R. Bergs wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Aug 2000 15:26:57 -0600 (MDT), Rick Macdonald wrote:
> >> In case it matters I'm using 192.168.0.* addresses for my LAN.
> >> in NT is enabled. The VMware virtual ethernet adapter under NT has an IP
> >> address of 192.168.230.1. Is that ok? I'm not sure how the whole
> >> thing works, so I don't understand how to fix my problems...
> >I used DHCP during the potato installation (after loading the kernel and
> >drivers from the 5 floppy set). Then it immediately was able to finish the
> >installation from the net.
> Are you using DHCP for your LAN, too? Or do you have dial-up networking
This is an office LAN full of Win95/NT machines. So, my NT box uses DHCP,
and now Linux under VMware does too.
> >Have you tried using an IP addr on the same subnet as NT's original IP?
> No, I didn't fiddle with it because I don't know exactly what's going on.
> What exactly is the purpose of the IP address that is assigned to the
> virtual ethernet adapter? Can I freely choose a different IP?
The idea is that you don't have to go buy a second ethernet adapter. The
end result is as if you had two cards with separate IP addrs plugged into
the same net/hub. You need to set up the Linux side with default routes,
etc, just as if it was a stand-alone box.