thenewon45
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Contributor

Open Ports in the Firewall for Linux

Hello,

im using the kodachi os and i want to use vmware workstation pro on it. I already have installed workstation and also it runs, but i don't get a network access inside the vm. When i try to open the virtual network editor kodachi say me following error: "Network configuration is missing. Ensure that /etc/vmware/networking exists."  - Spoiler: It don't exists :smileysilly:

I already asked in some linux forums and i got the reply that the problem is a firewall issue. And that workstation needs some ports open in the firewall. Unfortunately i couldn't get more help.

Honestly i don't know much about linux and i have no idea how i can solve this issue. I hope somebody of you can help me to fix this issue that i can use my workstation.

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louyo
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Did you install WS using sudo? Missing the network file doesn't sound like a firewall problem but try turning it off to see. Since kodachi is based on debian/xubuntu, you can probably control it with ufw. Again, I am not familiar with kodachi,  perhaps they have a forum that can help.

sudo ufw status verbose

Status: active

Logging: on (low)

Default: deny (incoming), allow (outgoing), disabled (routed)

New profiles: skip

To                         Action      From

--                         ------      ----

22/tcp                     ALLOW IN    xx.xx.xx.xx  

If it is inactive, you will see:

sudo ufw status verbose

Status: inactive

 

If it is inactive, that is not your problem.

Before making changes, I would do some reading. This site seems to be a good start:

How to Setup UFW Firewall on Ubuntu and Debian

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