I can't seem to find the answer to this. I have a Windows 7 (64bit) machine that is a company laptop. Company policy is very strict about adding machines to the network. I need to run a Linux server to do some Rails development.
Anyway, what I would like to do is have the
Ubuntu 11 guest use my laptop as it's internet gateway. So that
corp only sees my one allowed IP address.
How can I do this?
I don't know why this was closed and down-voted. I have explicit permission from the IT network manager to use VirtualBox. I am just not allowed to have an additional IP from the network router because they are scarce with the amount of equipment we have.
In fact, here is the exact email I sent to him:
So I have this new Windows laptop. I’m connecting to the wireless just fine. I would like to run this program called VirtualBox which is an open source virtual environment similar to VMWare. On this, I would like to run a Linux server. Well, all’s working but then I noticed my Linux server got its own IP address from the wireless router. I assumed it would share my Windows IP since Windows is my host. What is the official position on this? I can configure the VirtualBox to share my Windows IP so that as far as you are concerned, I have one IP on the network. I imagine this is the way to go? Thanks.
Here was his response:
It needs to use the IP of your laptop. <name withheld>, MCSE:Security, JNCIS-SEC I.T. Network Operations Manager