Can't change adaptor IP address

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Can't change adaptor IP address

Postby goodglarp » 5. Dec 2021, 07:26

Virtualbox version 6.1.28 r147628 (Qt5.6.3), running on iMac Catalina v10.15.7.

I've installed virtualbox to build a virtual network for programming in Python. I need to change the IP address for the adaptor to 10.10.10.1 but it remains unchangeable from the default 192.168.56.1/24. I can't erase or write over the default value in the field.
Any assistance with this issue would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Can't change adaptor IP address

Postby scottgus1 » 5. Dec 2021, 15:42

There is a new requirement for Host-Only networks since 6.1.28 that plugs a security hole. See https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch06. ... k_hostonly, at the end of the section, starting at "On Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris Oracle VM VirtualBox...".
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Re: Can't change adaptor IP address

Postby goodglarp » 6. Dec 2021, 00:32

@scottgus1 thanks for that link.
It looks like my only option is to change the IP addresses in the Python course to work in that range.
That said it's rather irritating.
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Re: Can't change adaptor IP address

Postby scottgus1 » 6. Dec 2021, 00:34

If you don't have admin control over your PC then ask the admins to let you make the change to the file. According to other users who implemented the change it is not difficult. Just make a text file in the appropriate folder with the appropriate contents.

And all security hole fixes are irritating. :wink:
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