KVM security with ipv4 forwarding/bridging


Hi All

In my lab setup I have KVM VMs communicating over an IP-less bridge to a bonded network connection. This is using ipv4 forwarding. Is this a secure method of connecting my VMs to the network? NAT connections are no use to me, they must be direct IP connections.

Thanks for any thoughts



Think before you divert.


Think before you divert.


Well gee that was helpful, thanks…

Anyway I’ve discovered the issue was with specifying virtio in my .xml file for the bridge device. Once I took that out I didn’t need forwarding.