Virtualbox 2.1

In case you weren't aware Virtualbox had a major update to 2.1 last week. I decided to give it a try on my Ubuntu host. One of the things I've complained about when it comes to Virtualbox has been its rather hard to set up Host Interface Networking on both Linux and Windows. Yes, it's not really that complicated with TUN/TAP interfaces or manual bridging, but for a program that's competing with the likes of Parallels and VMWare, the annoyance of Host Interface Networking setup is something I consider a potential "barrier-to-entry" for a normal, non-technical person.

Well, with 2.1 one of the features is support for a new way of doing Host Interface Networking, more like the Mac OSX version of Virtualbox. Very neat, you simply just select the active network interface and Vbox does all the work for you.

Now, there are probably bugs :) I just noticed on my both my CentOS guest and my Ubuntu Server guest I'm getting duplicate ICMP packets being returned. It's a start anyway!

Comments:

Do you still have this problems with duplicated ICMP? I'm using the last version of the Virtual Box (2.1.4) and I have this issue. With Windows as host, this problem doesn't exist.

Posted by Jonathan on March 27, 2009 at 10:32 AM EDT #

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