[dba-VB] Setting up a test VM

Mark Breen marklbreen at gmail.com
Tue May 24 05:27:44 CDT 2011

Or another easy way is to ask someone here on AccessD to connect to you
hamachi network, install the access client and connect across the atlantic !

That would be heavy testing for the client :)


On 23 May 2011 17:50, Drew Wutka <DWUTKA at marlow.com> wrote:

> There really is no way to 'simulate' an 'external client', on a home
> router.  Your internet connection is coming in one port, and is going
> through one set of rules.  So unless that router is VERY programmable,
> then the best you can do, as far as I can think of, is to create a
> routed connection in from another subnet.
> Of course, the EASIEST way to do what you are trying to do, is just go
> out and buy an aircard (a usb device that connects to the internet), or,
> if you can 'share' your phone's internet connection, you can use that as
> an external connection.  And setup your VM to ACTUALLY use an internet
> connection other than your normal ISP.
> Drew
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> To: Access Developers discussion and problem solving; VBA
> Subject: [dba-VB] Setting up a test VM
> Using a VM running on my server, I want to emulate as closely as
> possible a workstation running out
> on the internet connecting in to my server over Hamachi.  I have the VM
> running but it was part of
> my workgroup.  I changed the workgroup name for the VM but I am still
> able to access it remote
> desktop by the machine name which means that very likely the router is
> using stored info and
> assigning the VM an IP.  I really wanted to isolate it as much as I can
> from my internal network.
> I tried assigning the machine an entirely different IP range
> (192.168.122.x instead of 192.168.1.x)
> but when I did that it appears that hamachi instantly loses it's tunnel
> through the firewall.
> Any suggestions for how to go about making this thing isolated?
> --
> John W. Colby
> www.ColbyConsulting.com
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