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Promiscuous Mode in VMWare Virtual Ethernet Adapter

posted Nov 16, 2008, 4:37 PM by Isaac Levin   [ updated Nov 16, 2008, 4:49 PM ]
Problem:
Certain applications (Windows Mobile Emulator, WinPCap) running inside guest OS can't assess host network, requesting promiscuous mode of virtual adapter.

Solution:
If host is Linux, run 'sudo chmod a+rw /dev/vmnet*'
If host is Mac OS X, start vmware as root 'sudo "/Applications/VMware Fusion.app/Contents/MacOS/vmware"'

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