[Oberon] Re (3): Networking ETH Oberon on QEMU.

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Tue Jul 7 03:36:18 CEST 2020

From:	Michael Schierl <schierlm at gmx.de>
Date:	Mon, 6 Jul 2020 22:16:18 +0200
> What Oberon version exactly?

ETH PC Native Oberon alpha, 2.3.7.

> I don't know what network cards are supported by QEMU, ...

peter at joule:~$ qemu-system-i386 -nic model=help
qemu: Supported NIC models: e1000,e1000-82544gc,e1000-82545em,e1000e,

ne2k_pci is 6th from end.

> ... pretty sure that the NE2000 network driver selected 
> by your command line is not supported by ETH Native Oberon ...


Summary ... generic Novell NE2000 standard (PCI and ISA versions). 

> Instead I used a PPP link via virtual serial port connected to a 
> second VM running Linux and pppd.

I've used PPP over a real serial cross-over cable.  If NetNe2000 
refuses to work, I can try PPP.

> TAP networking: Qemu will emulate a network adapter which also appears
> on the host. You cannot configure any IPs etc. in qemu, as Qemu does 
> not care about IP (it does not even care that you speak TCP/IP over 
> it). So you have to configure the IP of your guest and host manually 
> (via OS settings).

Thanks for explaining that.  I was unclear about what is configured in 
QEMU and what in the OS.  Couldn't find it in documentation.  Will 
have another go at TAP.

Thanks again,                            ... P.

Tel: +1 604 670 0140            Bcc: peter at easthope. ca

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