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Xen in Etch, basic setup

    Does anyone know of a web page that describes a basic setup of Xen in
Etch?  I've seen several at howtoforge and each of them, while fairly
simple, do not match my experience at all.  I follow the directions
exactly and after a time what those directions say should appear and
what actually does appear diverge wildly.

    On the other end of the spectrum are the pages that the author of
Shorewall has put up detailing his experiences with Xen and Shorewall. 
A fascinating read and one that I'll have to dig into later.  But it is
no howto nor was it written with that intent.

    Right now I've got Etch booting into Dom0 just fine.  Oddly enough my
routing is working fine though I'm not quite sure why.  I have one DomU
which boots fine but is unable to use the network.  When I attempt to
bring up a bridge the networking to the outside world on Dom0 fails but
local networking still works, DomU can see a network card but cannot
connect to Dom0 or the rest of the local network.  Furthermore no bridge
device shows up in ifconfig.  This is where my experience and those of
the howtoforge authors seriously diverges.

    What I would be content with, for now, is having both Dom0/DomU being
able to speak to the rest of the local network.  With that I could at
least work away from the console and flip configurations to where I
could pull things off the internet with Dom0 acting as my router and
then switch it to where DomU communicates so I can pull things across
and continue my work.

    Ideally I want to have the DomU machine act as the router/FW for my
network, hence the interest in the Shorewall/Xen documents.

Steve Lamb

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