Timeout sec Select the number of seconds to keep trying if the NAT device

Timeout sec select the number of seconds to keep

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Timeout (sec) Select the number of seconds to keep trying if the NAT device cannot connect to the DNS server. Retries Select the number of retries. NetBios Settings Select NBNS (NetBIOS Name Service) and NBDS (NetBIOS Datagram Service) timeouts and retry settings. Chapter 5 Configuring Network Connections VMware, Inc. 151
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Editing the NAT Configuration File If you are an advanced user, you can edit the NAT configuration file to modify NAT settings. The location of the NAT configuration file depends on the host operating system. Table 5-3. NAT Configuration File Location Host Operating System NAT Configuration File Location Windows XP C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\vmnetnat.conf Windows Vista or Windows 7 C:\ProgramData\VMware\vmnetnat.conf Linux /etc/vmware/vmnet8/nat/nat.conf The NAT configuration file is divided into sections, and each section configures a part of the NAT device. Text surrounded by square brackets, such as [dns] , marks the beginning of a section. Each section contains one or more configuration parameters. The configuration parameters take the form ip = 192.168.27.1/24 . On a Windows host system, you can change the NAT configuration by using the virtual network editor. You do not need to edit the NAT configuration file. On a Linux host system, you must edit the NAT configuration file to modify the NAT configuration. I MPORTANT Make a backup copy of the NAT configuration file. If you edit the NAT configuration file and then use the virtual network editor, your edits might be lost. NAT Configuration File Sections The NAT configuration file is divided into sections. The parameters in each section configure a part of the NAT device. [host] Section The [host] section includes parameters to configure the NAT connection. Table 5-4. [host] Section Parameters Parameter Description ip The IP address that the NAT device should use. It can be followed by a slash and the number of bits in the subnet. netmask The subnet mask to use for the NAT network. DHCP addresses are allocated from this range of addresses. configport A port that can be used to access status information about the NAT device. device The VMnet device to use. Windows devices are of the form vmnet x where x is the number of the VMnet. Linux devices are of the form /dev/vmnet x . activeFTP Flag to indicate if active FTP is to be allowed. Active FTP allows incoming connections to be opened by the remote FTP server. Turning this off means that only passive mode FTP works. Set this flag to 0 to turn it off. [udp] Section The [udp] section contains the timeout parameter, which specifies the number of seconds to keep the UDP mapping for the NAT network. [dns] Section The [dns] section is for Windows hosts only. Linux hosts do not use this section.
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