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Really the right way to do things is the opposite of how you are approaching, if security is a paramount concern. You'd want to run the router/firewall on the bare metal, and host a VM within that for standard desktop or server usage. Forgive my crappy MS Paint illustration. If you bridge the VM's NIC and the LAN NIC (from the bare metal OS), they can ...
There are commercial products like Check Point former "VSX" Systems which serve "virtual firewalls" on a given hardware base. If we talk about VMWare or better cloud based firewalling. You setup a firewall "in" the cloud to segment the "internal" cloud "network" not the communication between a cloud and another network. The performance is very limited and ...
You can create VLAN virtual interfaces via the GUI in System Preferences > Network > [gear icon menu at bottom of interface list] > "Manage Virtual Interfaces" (Or something similar. You'll figure it out.) You can also set up VLAN interfaces and bridge devices via ifconfig.
You can run virtual machine in VirtualBox in headless mode (without visible screen and RDP connection enabled) on you linux server. On old laptop you need to setup Netstation Linux (small unix distribution targeted specifically for thin clients). Netstation automatically connect thru RDP to virtual machine. Easy :)
Yes, it is possible. Depending what you use you can setup VNC in the installation of the VM (VirtualBox). No further installation of any software inside the VM like VNC server is needed. (VMWare has a similar option somewhere) On the Laptop you install a minimal Linux with graphic and a VNC client. Then you configure the VNC client to start right after the ...
Typically, a virtual machine is connected to the network via a bridged connection (i.e. networking goes through the physical computer it's running on). To use the VM as a firewall means that all traffic can come in to the physical computer, then the packets are sent to the VM, filtered and then sent back out to the physical computer. Since the physical ...
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