[K12OSN] teaching kids sys admin with VM's

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 05:25:14 UTC 2008

On Jan 17, 2008 4:03 PM, Les Mikesell <les at futuresource.com> wrote:
> You configure on the host side which NIC(s) to bridge and/or nat.  Then
> these appear as virtual interfaces to the guest OS.  The guest only sees
> the interfaces that you pre-configured on the host when you ran the
> vmware-configure.pl script (which you have to do when you ugrade the
> vmware software or the host kernel).  There is also an option of 'host
> only' networking so the guests can see themselves and the host only like
> an isolated subnet which normally isn't useful for anything but testing.

If I put the VM server on a seperate box on the ltsp internal network
and give it a static ip (rejecting everything except port 80), then
make sure the VM's nics only connect to the host through NAT so the
VM's are in an isolated network wouldn't that pretty much take care of
the security issue. What's the worst thing they could do? They would
only be able to mess with the other VM's on the host box not my ltsp
server, correct?

Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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