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Running Xen: A Hands-On Guide to the Art of Virtualization by Jeanna Matthews, Brendan Johnson, Patrick F. Wilbur, Jeremy Bongio, Wenjin Hu, Todd Deshane, Eli M. Dow

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Chapter 10. Network Configuration

Choosing a network configuration for your Xen guests is one of the most important aspects of administering a Xen system. Xen allows significant flexibility in network configuration. You can enable communication between Xen guests on the same machine as well as communication between a Xen guest and the global Internet. Guests can appear as distinct hosts on the physical machine’s local network segment, or they can be placed behind a router or hidden behind a NAT gateway. Guests can even be restricted to no network access at all. Local virtual network segments can be created to enable guests to communicate privately among themselves without using the physical network. A driver domain can serve as a firewall, allowing ...

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