[ubuntu-us-mi] IP address of VM running in bridge mode

Jeff Hanson jhansonxi at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 21:15:44 BST 2009

On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Robert Citek<robert.citek at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've started up a headless VirtualBox VM in bridged networking mode so
> that it has an IP address from the network DHCP server.  That is, this
> VM appears as just another machine on the network of hundreds of
> machines.  The host is running virtualbox-ose 2.1.4-dfsg-1ubuntu3 on
> Ubuntu 9.04 and the guest is Ubuntu 8.10.  From using VBoxManage, I
> know the guest VM's MAC address.
> Given that I do not have access to the DHCP server, is there a way to
> find out what the guest VM's IP address is, perhaps using some kind of
> tool on the host machine?
> So far googling and looking through the manual have not been fruitful,
> although I could be overlooking something obvious.

The obvious would be ping or nslookup but are you looking to determine
what guest is on a particular host by IP?

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