What is the difference between NAT / Bridged / Host-Only networking?
original source : http://superuser.com/questions/227505/what-is-the-difference-between-nat-bridged-host-only-networking
Same concept as the normal network setup 🙂
Host-Only: The VM will be assigned one IP, but it’s only accessible by the box VM is running on. No other computers can access it.
NAT: Just like your home network with a wireless router, the VM will be assigned in a separate subnet, like
192.168.6.1 is your host computer, and VM is
192.168.6.3, then your VM can access outside network like your host, but no outside access to your VM directly, it’s protected.
Bridged: Your VM will be in the same network as your host, if your host IP is
172.16.120.45 then your VM will be like
172.16.120.50. It can be accessed by all computers in your host network.