On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 12:56:09AM +0200, Reyk Floeter wrote:
> Using vether in a bridge with the tap allows you to preconfigure a
> fixed interface on the host that doesn't depend on the vm state.

Ah. Yes, and this actually fixes the quirks I mentioned. Using tap
directly is actually *more* complicated.

> I will also add an option for setting the switch in vmctl start.


> Now go ahead and configure vether0 as you configure tap0 below... I'm
> usually running dhcpd on vether0, but you can also use fixed IPs of
> course.

Yep, this just worked. Thanks for your help.

You just have to remember to change the DNS server addresses if you move
the host machine between different networks (in /etc/resolv.conf for a
static IP guest, or in the host DHCP server if the guest uses DHCP).

(At some point I'm going to start making an FAQ entry covering the
common vmm cases.)

Best Regards
Edd Barrett


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