I believe my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser. The FAQ states that questions about
managing the hardware or software of servers, workstations, storage or networks
tools used for administering, monitoring, or automating these
deployment to and management of third-party provided information technology platforms
I am trying to run a web server in a VirtualBox instance that is only available to the host computer via the host interface while at the same time allowing it to piggyback on the host's internet connection be able to download OS updates etc.
To clarify, the question is about how to override the choice of default route by
systemd in the guest OS. It is not about fiddling with VirtualBox settings.
I consider it highly unlikely that the problem can be solved by fiddling with VirtualBox settings, but, of course, I can't rule it out.
Server Fault is for questions about managing information technology systems in a business environment.
I fail to see how my question is more appropriate for SuperUser to which it has been relegated to die. This was done by an
admin moderator¹ who thinks how to change to a directory, how to set an environment variable in a
systemd service, how to install ImageMagick, and how to set a static IP address in OpenVPN, among others, were on-topic questions on ServerFault.
I believe a question about ensuring desired routing is correctly set up is just as topical here. I would like this action to be reversed.
¹: I mistakenly typed admin instead of moderator. Given that I am on a site for sysadmins, you can see how one might accidentally do that. However, that typo does not invalidate my reasoned argument that the migration was a mistake. I would hope the counter-arguments would be just as reasoned instead of boiling down to "moderators never make mistakes".
PS: Note VirtualBox on Arch.
systemdon the guest host.