Accessing Guest OS resources from Host OS

Accessing Guest OS resources from Host OS

Post by Umh5c » Fri, 01 Apr 2005 23:31:08

We're looking at using Virtual PC for external contractors that already have
laptops and Virtual PC licenses. The question we have is whether or not
there is an opportunity for viruses, worms, or other types of malware running
on the host to affect the guest.

The planned configuration is to have a second NIC installed on the host with
Client for Microsoft Networks and TCPIP disabled. This way the host has no
network access, but the Virtual Machine configured to use the second adapter
does have network access. I've tested this and it works well. If we don't
enable shared folders, can malware on the host affect the guest?

Many thanks!

1. is Guest OS possible access Host OS File system?

2. Access guest OS from host OS with ssh


I use Windows XP Pro with SP2 and a trial version of VirtualPC SP1. I
installed Debian linux as guest OS. The machin access the internet with a
router and has a fix IP: I add my Realtek ethernet card in the
Virtual PC settings and setup a fix IP for the guest OS (
I can ping the guest from the host and I can access the net from the guest.

My problem is that I can not connect with ssh to the guest. I always get a
connection refused error.

I can connect with ssh inside the guest OS.

What can I do?

3. Host OS specifically for hosting guest OS's

4. Can a 32bit guest OS run inside a 64bit host OS?

5. Host OS can't see guest Netware OS

6. is there possible to attack host os from guest os running on the xen or vmare?

7. XP as Host OS, Virtual Server and Server OS as guest

8. Guest OS can'nt capture network traffic on Host OS

9. Support for controlling guest OS through RDP to host OS

10. How can I connect my Guest OS to my Host OS?

11. connect bochs guest OS to host OS

12. is there possible to attack host os from guest os running on the xen or vmare?

13. If Guest OS infect a virus ,effect Host OS?

14. Problem with sound with Windows Vista Guest OS (host OS is XP Professional)

15. Guest OS losses network after connecting VPN client on Host OS