3120 adds en2 and en3 networking configurations

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by nategold, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. nategold

    nategold

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    Does anyone know what these do? I only run wirelessly and disabling these seems to make no difference.
     
  2. palter

    palter

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    en2 is for the Host-Only Networking option.
    en3 is for Shared Networking.
     
  3. nategold

    nategold

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    Could you explain what this means?
     
  4. knothead

    knothead

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    Host-Only Networking allows the VM to open network connections to the Host OS (and vice versa).
    Shared Networking also allows the VM to open network connections to the Host OS but it also establishes a NAT with your external networking interface on the Host. This allows your guest to access anything upstream of your host (like the internet) without needing another external IP address or needing to deal with broken bridging on wireless interfaces.

    Hope this helps.

    Ryan
     
  5. nategold

    nategold

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    So I should keep both of these enabled in network preferences?
     
  6. darkone

    darkone

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    yes. unless you have a dire need not to. If you decide to switch networking modes between Shared, Bridged and Host-Only, you will have difficulty if they are disabled.
     

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