Vboxnet fails to fully configure interface

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rc.d/vboxnet fails to fully configure interface

Volodymyr Kostyrko c.kworr at gmail.com

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Hi all.

After patching rc.d/vboxnet to run VBoxManage correctly I found that it 
doesn't create interface at all, as all interface specification is bound 
to user running machines.

I had created a sample config file for VirtualBox:

<VirtualBox xmlns="http://www.innotek.de/VirtualBox-settings" 
name="HostOnly/vboxnet0/IPAddress" value=""/>
name="HostOnly/vboxnet0/IPNetMask" value=""/>
name="HostOnly/vboxnet0/IPV6NetMask" value="64"/>

But this only results in interface been created but not configured:

vboxnet0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
         ether 0a:00:27:00:00:00
         nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
         media: Ethernet autoselect
         status: active

This is very bad from a production perspective. Imagine that I want to 
run a number of machines on one host-only interfaces making parent host 
the firewall for all of them. Then no system service can start and bind 
to this interface prior to making it fully active. This covers at least 
named and isc-dhcpd as I prefer to use full fledged dhcpd server to be 
able to provide routing info, local dns servers and machine registration 
in dns.

Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.