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Virtualbox: Ubuntu 12.04 host, WinXP SP3 guest.

The recent change in DNS handling in Ubuntu 12.04 is described here. It means that a NAT'ed WinXP host will receive a 127.0.0.1 DNS server IP, which prevents DNS from working out-of-the-box in the guest.

A workaround is to set the DNS Server(s) manually in the guest every time.

What is the recommended virtualbox setup for hosts running resolvconf (assuming the host does not have a static IP) to make DNS work seamlessly in the guest?

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From https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=49519#p226989

Run on the host:

VBoxManage modifyvm "VM name" --natdnshostresolver1 on

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