I need to share a linux host's folder with a Windows guest, however this Windows machine will not be allowed to have internet support so no NIC will be added to the device. How do I share a folder with a Windows guest without internet?

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You don't. Add a network interface, bind it to a host-only network on the KVM host and be done with it (you can also add firewall rules of course).

  • You'll have to excuse me if I hold out hope that the KVM devs are more competent than the Virtualbox devs.
    – bob
    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:00
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    Just because you think something should be available doesn't mean devs are incompetent when it's not.
    – Sven
    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:01
  • Why wouldn't having no internet for a Windows machine be a valid use case? If they haven't added this functionality for Windows but left it available for Linux they are either incompetent or lazy (which is just as bad).
    – bob
    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:02
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    You have no idea what you are talking about. As I said, you can have host-only networking without having actual internet access. Having shared access to a file system is a real hard problem and it would be complete, useless waste of time to implement this in a virt engine if you can just use the available methods.
    – Sven
    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:04
  • Networking != Internet. Jun 20, 2017 at 14:57

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