Bridged Network under VirtualBox 5.2.8 (Hipster)
Not sure what happened. I've installed OI Hipster a couple of times now (as a VirtualBox guest)
and never had a problem until today. I'm running a bridged wireless USB NIC under Linux Mint 18.3.
My Windows 7 and Fedora 27 workstations have had no issues, and OI didn't either when I updated
the initial install (pkg update -v -r). What's weird is that the network settings seem OK: I'm getting
IPv4/IPv6 DHCP leases, the nameservers are being properly updated, and the NIC otherwise
seems to be active.
(from the guest)
root@DSS-openindiana:~# ifconfig e1000g0
e1000g0: flags=1004843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DHCP,IPv4> mtu 1500 index 3
inet 192.168.0.6 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 192.168.0.255
root@DSS-openindiana:~# cat /etc/resolv.conf
(from the host)
$ VBoxManage showvminfo OpenIndiana --machinereadable --details | egrep '^(nic|bridge|mac)' | grep -v none
I can't ping anything on the local network. The docs talk about making a VNIC, but I can't get that
to work either. It seems that something I updated is the culprit; I have not installed any new
Updated by Douglas Summers about 2 years ago
After reinstalling (and updating) the bridged network seems to be working OK. The only thing I did
differently was how I installed the updates:
(from bug #9183)
It should be noted that a fresh install followed by changing root's expired password, doing 'pkg refresh --full' and then '*pkg image-update -v' work as expected and the system works as expected after a reboot. So the above issue is somehow related to running 'pkg update' instead of 'pkg image-update'
I'm really curious why this would make a difference.
Updated by Douglas Summers almost 2 years ago
I'm trying another clean install now; this time I'm connected via 1G ethernet. I've had nothing but problems with my wireless USB adapter, first under Mint 18.3 and now under Fedora 27. My other VMs, Windows 7 and OpenSUSE 42.3, have never had any network issues, whether bridged to wireless or ethernet. I'll let you know what happens.