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RE: Question about use of VMware to build an isolated network from host machine
From: ricci () cs ust hk
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 00:08:51 +0800 (HKT)

Hello Burton,

Thanks. Your suggestion is very useful. However, I can't find this
information in the VMWare guide. Can you please point me to a detail
guide? Also what's the name of the tool?

Please advise.

Thx.

Ricci

It shouldn't be a big deal.  One of the things you can configure is the
VMware networking - for which you have three basic choices.

(1) Bridged.  The VM shares the hosts' network card.

(2) Host only. The VMs only connect to the host.

(3) NAT/DHCP - where the VMs have their own network, but the host provides
DHCP / NAT service so they can access the outside world.


There's actually a 4th, in that a host network card can be dedicated to
one
or more VMs.  On the Windows host, bring up the network properties and
UNCHECK everything except the VMware option.  Then use network properties
to
connect that specific NIC to the VM.

This lets you set up really odd configurations, such as a firewall running
INSIDE a Windows host, where the FW can't access the host and the host
can't
access the FW's networks - yet you, sitting at the console, have access to
both!


For all of this, the tool you need is VMware's  Network Configuration tool
-
it's there, although it doesn't always seem to have an icon created for
it.

-----Burton


-----Original Message-----
From: ricci [mailto:ricci () cs ust hk]
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 11:31 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Question about use of VMware to build an isolated network from
host
machine

Hello All,

I would like to use VMware to build an isolated network on a host which
will
be disconnected from the host machine. That is on my winxp machine, I
would
like to setup two VMware guest machines that can be connected together and
can be attacked from each other. But that hosting machine would not be
touchable or connected from the host machine.

Please advise how to configure that? I would like to use the VMWare guest
machine for testing worm, virus and penetration test.

Please advise.

THx.

Ricci



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