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Getting Started with Oracle VM VirtualBox by Pradyumna Dash

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Networking modes

VirtualBox allows you to choose different networking modes for the network adapter used in the VM. The following is the list of available options:

  • Not attached: This mode implies that the guest VM has an Ethernet card but no network connection; it's like an Ethernet cable that is not connected to the network card.
  • Network Address Translation (NAT): This is the default networking mode, and it requires no configuration on either the host or the guest VM. This is great if you just want to browse the web within the guest.
  • Host-only: In this mode, the guest VMs can interact with each other as well as with the host, but they cannot talk to the outside world. In this mode, a virtual interface is created on the host, which provides connectivity ...

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