Solved How to install a Linux router?

April 7, 2016 at 21:59:28
Specs: Linux x86_64, AMD8-core
Hi all,

Connection
FTTH (500mbps) -> ONT (4 ports) -> 2 PCs-Virtual Machine
(Dynamic IP)

ONT-Huawei HG8045

Oracle VirtualBox
Host Ubuntu 14.04 desktop
VMs Ubuntu 14.04 desktop/Ubuntu 14.04 server/Windows 10 etc.
(PC-4/8 cores, RAM-8/32G, HDD-SSD 1TB, about 20 VMs running on each Virtual Machine)

ONT assigned IP - 192.168.8.2/3/4/5 etc.

Instead of connecting a hardware router to the network, I'm considering building a Linux router on a VM running Ubuntu 14.04 desktop/server.

Please advise which software shall I use pfsense/Quagga any others?

Thanks

Regards
satimis


See More: How to install a Linux router?

Report •


✔ Best Answer
April 9, 2016 at 07:54:55
To connect VMs and Host in the virtual network is with bridge-utils

Network bridge
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.ph...

satimis



#1
April 9, 2016 at 01:31:54

Report •

#2
April 9, 2016 at 03:34:37
Hi,

Thanks for the link.

Can I use a VM to do the job? I expect retaining the Host clean only for running VirtualBox.

I can find a spare network card which I'm not sure whether it is 1G. Even to purchase a new network card it doesn't cost much.

Regards
satimis


Report •

#3
April 9, 2016 at 04:40:38
I don't know how Virtual Box works but I guess the LAN is accessed thru the host via virtual drivers. I my opinion the Host would be a better choice with better performance than a VM.

Report •

Related Solutions

#4
April 9, 2016 at 07:54:55
✔ Best Answer
To connect VMs and Host in the virtual network is with bridge-utils

Network bridge
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.ph...

satimis


Report •


Ask Question