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Archive for December 2008

Isolated VirtualBoxes network on a Linux laptop

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I like emulation/virtualization a lot. I used to use Win4Lin and VMWare for testing new systems/applications I now have switched to VirtualBox mainly because of the automation scripting tools (VBoxManage and friends).

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I work/play on a linux laptop and need to run several virtual machines interconnected in an isolated network and the VirtualBox network configuration can give headaches, it gave me some : ) During the setup I had to write things down on paper, walk around chewing my pencil, scratch my head .. so I will share theses notes here hoping it will be usefull to someone.

Overview

For a 10000 feet view of the setup explained here, a simple picture is better than many words :

Virtual Network Overview

Virtual Network Overview



Host->VBoxes: permanent
Host->External: independant the virtual network
VBoxes->VBoxes: permanent
opt switchable per vbox
VBoxes-->External: virtualbox nat
end

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December 15, 2008 at 7:42 am

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Transmetropolitan

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Transmetropolitan
What the fuck is Transmetropolitan ?

It’s a postcyberpunk comic book series published between 1997 and 2002.

Wikipedia writes about Transmetropolitan :

It chronicles the battles of Spider Jerusalem, infamous renegade gonzo journalist of the future, a homage to gonzo journalism founder Hunter S. Thompson.

Spider Jerusalem dedicates himself to fighting the corruption and abuse of power of two successive United States presidents; he and his (“filthy”) assistants strive to keep their world from turning more dystopian than it already is while dealing with the struggles of fame and power, brought about due to the popularity of Spider via his articles.

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Written by Paul

December 12, 2008 at 4:10 am

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