I have a Redhat Linux OS installed in one of my lab machines. Now, I am installing the virtualbox in the machine. I would be provided with the image of an operating system (Ubuntu), which I will be using as the guest OS. Now, I would like to configure the network so that the host OS and guest OS are able to interact among themselves. Also, I would like to configure the network so that the guest OS can access the internet too. I read through some documents in the virtualbox documentation and am confused on the MAC address concept. My question is,
- To accomplish what I have mentioned, do the MAC address of the host OS and guest OS need be the same?
- The Host OS is already in a network. So to make the guest OS available in the network, should I modify the hosts.allow, hosts.deny configuration file so that I can make the guest OS and host OS interact among themselves? In other words, if I choose DHCP in my guest OS would I be having problems in configuring the network for interaction between the guest OS and host OS?