Host-only network ip address

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by NoorezK, Sep 3, 2023.

  1. NoorezK

    NoorezK Bit poster

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    How is the ip address of the Mac host determined for a host-only network device?

    In other virtual machine tools, a device is made available to the OS which can be configured but it doesn't appear so now with the latest Mac and parallels
     
  2. Pramesh Boodadoo

    Pramesh Boodadoo Staff Member

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    Hello,
    The host-only network mode is similar to Shared Network except that this virtual subnet (10.37.129.x) is isolated from the outer world. As a result, the virtual machine that is working in host-only mode can only see and ping other virtual machines and communicate with the gateway (10.37.129.1).
    Kindly refer to this article for more information: https://kb.parallels.com/4948#section3
    Thank you.
     
  3. NoorezK

    NoorezK Bit poster

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    What I wanted to know in particular though is that if it is possible to configure the ip address of the Mac os host itself within the host-only network. I take it the Mac os host is not assigned the gateway address of 10.37.129.1 ??
     
  4. Maxim Rasulov

    Maxim Rasulov Staff Member

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    Hello.
    In case of both Shared or Host-only networks, the *.1 address refers to the internal NAT, and as mentioned its used for traffic routing purposes.

    macOS host in those cases, by default has the *.2 address, and for host-only networks it would be: 10.37.129.2 you can look it up using ifconfig command in host Terminal.
    As for changing it, there is no direct way to do it, although in general it's not required, unless there is a specific purpose for which that would be needed.
     

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