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I am using VMware Player and a Host-only network for various VMs for testing purposes.  I'd like to be able to on-demand launch a very simple (and free) app on the host PC (which is behind a NAT router) to route between the VMware host-only LAN and my physical LAN (and therefore the Internet).  This is for occasional use only - eg when I want to download an update or something to them from Windows Update.

Any ideas what I could use for this?  I'd prefer proper routing software rather than just a proxy app.  It needs to be something simple that isn't normally running and doesn't require reboots when turning on or off.  The host machine is Windows 7 x64.
Thanks!
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I would recommend a virtual machine to perform the routing. I use monowall (it is a virtual firewall, but will do routing also) http://m0n0.ch. Other options are Vyatta or PFSense.

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One question - why not just use bridged networking for your vm?
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I'll have a look into those, thanks.  A VM is a little more of a meaty solution than I was expecting.  I was thinking of something not much more complex than AnalogX Proxy!
I don't want it bridged as I don't want them having IPs on my own LAN.  Since I'll be playing with DNS and DHCP amongst other things I don't want them interfering with things.
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Have a look at Smoothwall express. Simple, standalone linux based multi zone firewall downloadable as an installable ISO. Creat a VM, Install the small iso, configure with web browser, job done.
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An entire VM is not quite the simple solution I had in mind but Smoothwall looked most straightforward of the names quoted and proved very easy to set up and get working.  Thanks.
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