Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: VMWare

4: Re: VMWare (response to 1)
Posted by Jerry Asher on
I would second Mark's comments and add that the *real* reason to get a router in your situation is that it will pay for itself over and over again in simplifying your networking within W2K and VMware and beyond should you ever branch out.

Bridged VMware is a breeze.

NAT'd VMware works and probably works well, but it does require some setup if you want the external net to get access into your NAT'd VM.  (Don't get me wrong, NAT works trivially for connections from VM to net.)

5: Re: VMWare (response to 4)
Posted by John Sequeira on
I also do port mapping to let clients view my VMs... I always use bridged connections as mentioned above.

For the router,  you might want to take a look at CoyoteLinux or Mitel's (a.k.a. e-smith) firewall distribution.  Stick a coyotelinux floppy into an old PC with two NICs and you have a router.  Mitel is a RedHat derivate tuned for security and ease of maintenance.  Both have been good to me.