Guest OS as Gateway for Host OS

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by ChristianH123, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. ChristianH123

    ChristianH123

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    Hi,

    I am trying to accomplish the following: Configure my Host OS (OSX 10.7.2) to use my VM running a pfsense VM as a highly secure and customizable Firewall and Internet Gateway. I want the pfsense VM to handle all networking.

    So to "draw" this, the typical internet access would go as follows (example):

    Safari under Host (OSX) -> VM LAN Interface -> pfsense -> VM WAN Interface -> Network (WLAN or wired)

    ... and backwards ...

    Somebody on the Internet -> VM WAN Interface -> pfsense -> VM LAN Interface -> Host (OSX)

    I know, of course, that there is always the OSX Network layer "in the way", but I just want it to transparently pass the network traffic on to the VM and then receive it back to give it to OSX.

    I have tried to use one network adapter in the VM as "bridged" and one as "host only" and then tried to change the default routes on Mac OS X to work through the VM, but I saw some strange behavior.

    Can anyone point me to a Howto/ documentation to configure something like this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. YanaYana

    YanaYana

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    Christian -
    check your private messages - i have posted a possible workaround for you
     
  3. RakanO

    RakanO

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    I am trying to achieve something similar to be able to use a windows only VPN client, YanaYana I was wondering if you can share your workaround please? Thanks!
     
  4. YanaYana

    YanaYana

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    It is not officially supported and i cannot post it to this public forum. But i can send you the instruction in private message so that you can play around and try to make it work.
     
  5. spordniar

    spordniar

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    Hi YanaYana, it'd be great if you can PM the information to me as well, thanks so much in advance!
     
  6. RajaReddy

    RajaReddy

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    Dear YanaYana,
    I am trying to accomplish a similar setup, can you please post the solution to my private msgs..Thanks a ton for the info.

    Regards
    Raja
     
  7. YanaYana

    YanaYana

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    Answered in private message
     
  8. maryam

    maryam

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    Guest Os as Internet Gateway for Host OS

    Can you please post the solution to my PM.Thanks a lot
     
  9. YanaYana

    YanaYana

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    sure - check your inbox
     
  10. micha.rave

    micha.rave

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    Hi YanaYana,

    I am trying to accomplish a similar setup, with Linux as guest (and Checkpoint SNX VPN client).
    Can you please send me the information on private?

    Thanks,
    Micha
     
  11. YanaYana

    YanaYana

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    Sure - done
     
  12. BMbrown

    BMbrown

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    Me too

    I'm trying to have pfSense act as a gateway for the other guest OS's for a virtual lab. Does your unsupported solution help me with that? If so, can you send it to me too? Thanks very much in advance!
     
  13. YanaYana

    YanaYana

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    Not really - but check personal messages - it might be helpful anyway.
     
  14. MylesC

    MylesC

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    Hi YanaYana,

    Can you please send me the information please

    Thanks
     
  15. juzery

    juzery

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    I am trying to do the same thing. I have spent countless hours trying to get this to work, but no luck.

    I am using an EVDO USB Modem that's only supported in Windows.

    I followed instructions and got this to work just ONCE, and cannot replicate it again for the life of me.

    Can someone please shed some light on how I can get this to work again? Or a way for me to test the connection from Mac side to Windows side on 192.168.0.1 (reference above link).

    Help will be appreciated.
     
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  16. YanaYana

    YanaYana

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    Hello,

    please check private messages.
     
  17. tbharthur

    tbharthur Bit Poster

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    Hi YanaYana,

    Can you please send the solution this way as well?

    Thanks,
    Arthur
     
  18. Joe Zhang

    Joe Zhang

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    YanaYana or anyone knows, may I have the solution via private message? Thanks a lot!
     
  19. DarrylZ

    DarrylZ

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    Please send me any information on using Windows virtual-machine VPN on my host Mac.

    Thanks
    Darryl Z
     
  20. WisamA

    WisamA

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    Hi YanaYana,

    Kindly, can I have the same instruction as well, as I'm facing the same problem with my Cisco Anyconnect

    Regards
     

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