I don't fully understand the term
bridged networking in conjunction with Virtualbox.
As far as I understand that by configuring
bridged networking I can put the VMs in the hosts network, while
NAT would mean that the way to reach the machines is done via port multiplexing.
My understanding of network bridges was always that they are basically an older version of what we know as
network switches today.
Can someone shed some light on this? Which two networks are being bridged? And why does a "bridge adapter" have an IP address? At which network layer is a Virtualbox bridge operating?