[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Xen-users] Alternative to network-nat on Debian Squeeze with XEN4?

  • To: xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: Andrew Sorensen <andrewx192@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:47:58 -0700
  • Delivery-date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:49:16 -0700
  • Domainkey-signature: a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws; d=gmail.com; s=gamma; h=subject:from:reply-to:to:in-reply-to:references:content-type:date :message-id:mime-version:x-mailer:content-transfer-encoding; b=LDqSe2cmS6lS2Ri+IXCOcjtibOywWr5PXjB7HGN03k4KauEbMSuS/46V0I9SiiFWgL geZ5h8+0bau5jp+Jf4Ejzxl0eRvxyggot41Dh1AZ68eES8o7bQpbLJRHb+eObPLiNDvJ PHtcgaN3HhsRAKuwVGBYlOdAC+cqKNYt1qZTQ=
  • List-id: Xen user discussion <xen-users.lists.xensource.com>

On Mon, 2011-06-20 at 11:24 +0700, Fajar A. Nugraha wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 11:11 AM, Andrew Sorensen <andrewx192@xxxxxxxxx> 
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Todd: Is this the same one used by libvirt with virbr0? Using
> >> something common would be nice, as it means NAT-networking can be
> >> treated the same way as bridge networking from Xen's perspective.
> >>
> >> Andrew: try installing virt-manager (or perhaps libvirt-bin is
> >> enough). It should create a bridge called virbr0, which you can use on
> >> domU config file (add "bridge" section to vif line).
> >>
> >> --
> >> Fajar
> > I already have bridged networking working, but would like to add NAT to my
> > setup.. I'd rather stay away from libvirt as it has caused problems in the
> > past. I don't see the need to have libvirt to accomplish my requirements.
> libvirt simply makes it easier to setup virbr0. If you don't use
> virt-manager/virt-install, then basically it's all libvirt does:
> create virtbr0.
> If you're familiar enough with manual bridge and NAT setup, you could
> just create it manually, which would involve:
> - create a bridge with is not connected to any physical host
> - create NAT MASQUARADE rule for any traffic coming from that bridge
> - (optional) run dnsmasq to provide DHCP and DNS
> With that kind of setup (either manual or created by libvirt) you can
> simply use bridge networking in Xen as usual, and it doesn't matter
> whether your uplink is already bridged or not. And the same bridge+NAT
> setup can be used for other virtualization setup as well (For example,
> I'm using libvirt to create a bridge on my Virtualbox setup, which
> Virtulbox uses later as bridged networking)
That was what I was trying to do. If you visit
http://wiki.qemu.org/Documentation/Networking/NAT and take a look at
that script at the bottom, it creates a bridged interface and takes in a
a parameter to add to the NAT bridge. I'm not sure what I would need to
modify in that script to create the NAT MASQUARADE rule.

Xen-users mailing list



Lists.xenproject.org is hosted with RackSpace, monitoring our
servers 24x7x365 and backed by RackSpace's Fanatical Support®.