This is just to improve my knowledge than to fix an issue.

How virtualbox NATing rules are invisible from iptables's host?

Debian 9.4.0 Virtualbox 5.2.8r121009

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To view the NAT rules use the following:

iptables -t nat -vnL

The command above run without the -t option to specify the nat table returns the rules from the default filter table. There are 5 tables in all.

  • Thank you datUser but I have quite good iptables knowledge. :) There are simply no rules (NATing or port forwarding) visible for the vboxnet0 interface. Strange. The vboxnetflt driver seems to bypass it somehow.
    – J. Doe
    Apr 6, 2018 at 22:23

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