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Allowing ‘Host Only’ VirtualBox Guest to Connect to the Internet

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Learn more about how CareerBuilder was able to resolve customer issues 5x faster by using Scalyr, the fastest log management tool on the market. 

Yeah, I had this problem and it was a total pain! But I solved it by simply installing Squid Cache Proxy server on my physical PC, and that way my host-only internet virtualbox PCs could connect to the internet!

I did a quick 3 minute guide here - for anyone who wants to how it works!

This involves installing open-source proxy server on your PC – once done, your VirtualBox ‘Host Only’ Guests can connect to the internet via your computer.
Step 1 >  Install Squid-Cache for Windows – click here for link
Step 2 > Allow Port 3128 on your PC’s Firewall


Find out more about how Scalyr built a proprietary database that does not use text indexing for their log management tool.


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