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

Jay R. Wren jrwren at xmtp.net
Thu Jul 30 22:34:11 BST 2009

Lease negotiation will probably have it communicating with the DHCP server 
rather often (far more often than lease expiration time).  Sniff that 

$ sudo tshark  port 67 or port 68

You will then see request responses.


From: "Robert Citek" <robert.citek at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2009 4:46 PM
To: "Ubuntu Michigan Local Community Team" <ubuntu-us-mi at lists.ubuntu.com>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-mi] IP address of VM running in bridge mode

> On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 3:15 PM, Jeff Hanson<jhansonxi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The obvious would be ping or nslookup but are you looking to determine
>> what guest is on a particular host by IP?
> Right.  The brute-force method would be to ping the entire subnet and
> then lookup the MAC in the arp table.  Fortunately, I'm on a class-C
> subnet so it wouldn't be too big a problem.  But I was hoping for a
> more general solution that could also be used on a class-A network.
> Yes, the goal is to figure out the IP address of the guest VM.
> Regards,
> - Robert
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