[libvirt] how do I stop libvirt futzing with my network configuration?

Nix nix at esperi.org.uk
Mon Nov 30 22:18:34 UTC 2009

On 30 Nov 2009, Daniel P. Berrange spake thusly:

> On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 09:10:28PM +0000, Nix wrote:
>> So as far as I can tell, if you don't want libvirt creating all your
>> bridges for you, you may as well give up hope of using virt-manager, or
>> start hacking all this stuff out of the source.
> virt-manager supports two primary networking modes described here:
>   http://wiki.libvirt.org/page/Networking
> The first is the NAT based networking as managed by the net-XXX commands
> that you don't want to use. The second is bridging of a physical ethXX
> device to share it with a guest

So you have a choice of letting libvirt mess with your host's
networking, or messing with its physical ethernet configuration
yourself? You can't just use ordinary routing?

Blast. :/

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