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Setting up bridged networking for VirtualBox (Debian)

Debian includes VirtualBox-OSE in it’s repositories, with pre-compiled kernel modules, however I opted to go for the official Sun binaries.
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The main thing I use Virtualization for on my Linux systems is to virutalize Windows XP. I don’t do a lot in XP, but one thing I do is connect back to my workplace via VPN. I know pptp VPN can be configured in Linux, but even when I was running Windows as my host OS, I always used a Virtual Machine for VPN for a few reasons. First, my VM’s don’t do much – I know they are clean, and I feel safe attaching them to my workplaces network. Secondly, creating the VPN tunnel in the Virtual Machine doesn’t disrupt my local internet connection.

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