View Full Version : [ubuntu] Vmware & Firewall confusion.

April 9th, 2009, 03:07 AM

I am curious. I realise this isn't a vmware forum but I wanted to send a question out.

I have my host (server running vmware) running 2 vms as guests (one of them being XP)

Would the firewall on the host protect my vms? being that even through they are 'bridged'. Firewalls don't work on IPs as such but on ports?

So turning off my XP firewall is safe?

April 9th, 2009, 08:36 AM
For bridged networking, the packets to guest OS should be diverted before hitting the host firewall. So guests would need their own firewall.

April 9th, 2009, 12:50 PM
Thank you Spider7.

That's what I needed to know.