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I have the need to isolate a virtual machine created with Virtualbox from the local network but I need to provide internet access to that machine. It is the first time that I face this kind of problem, different solutions came up in my mind:

  1. create a VLAN
  2. use a DMZ
  3. use a firewall in the host machine filtering communication in the virtual NIC

I would like to know what do you think about these solutions, which in your opinion is the best and why.


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closed as primarily opinion-based by Canadian Luke, Tog, Dave M, Breakthrough, Shekhar Aug 1 '13 at 17:08

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It almost depend on you Network and your requirement. When you go for Vlan you can Isolate. but from other Vlan user is not able to access or you need to do intervlan routing. My personal Experience say that go for DMZ. – Manthan Patel Jul 29 '13 at 13:56

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