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I've been spending all day trying to solve this little puzzel.

I've got a Ubuntu 20.04 lts. I've installed QEMU/KVM and Virtual Machine Manager on it.

I'm trying to create a VM that have direct access to my local network in such a way that my DHCP server which coincidentally is running on my Host server will be handing out the IP and keeping the VM in the same subnet as the rest of my network. I want my host to access the VM directly from the browser as well as any machine on the network.

I've tried a lot of different approaches but all seem to either fail completely or only give access to from the host to the VM, and keep the IP behind some sort of NAT.

now I'm at my wits end and just don't know what to do. Almost considering just to throw a nic in to the server and make a extra cable to the server so that it can use that as a pass through network card to the VM. however I do not have one on hand and would be hard pressed to go out and just buy one for something I know should be able to just work, (have done this on Windows and Virtual box etc before.)

I've used the Ubuntu Tag because if I don't remember wrong Ubuntu is using a slightly different way of handling network than most other distro's out there. If I'm wrong then please tell me and I will make corrections accordingly and remove the tag.

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