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Question Virtualbox guest as a firewall for lUbuntu host

Using virtualbox, I am trying to use Alpine linux (guest) as a firewall for my lubuntu (host). My physical network card (NIC) is eth0.

ISP WAN -> Alpine linux (guest) -> lubuntu (host) LAN

I am trying to get the ip from my ISP DHCP server but I had no success. I know that in virtualbox I have to use bridged adapter in eth0.
But in AlpineLinux (guest) do I have to create a vlan? Thats where I get confused.

ISP WAN -> DHCP -> Alpine linux (guest)

I was able to do this with two PCs like this:

ISP WAN --> Alpine linux firewall (PC1) --> Lubuntu LAN (PC2)

But now I am trying to do it with just one PC using virtualbox like this:

ISP WAN --> Alpine linux firewall (PC1) (Guest) --> Lubuntu LAN (PC1) (Host)
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XPCI(4) 						 BSD/xen Kernel Interfaces Manual						   XPCI(4)

NAME
xpci -- Xen frontend paravirtualized PCI pass-through driver SYNOPSIS
xpci* at xenbus? pci* at xpci? DESCRIPTION
The xpci driver is the frontend part of the PCI pass-through functionality that can be used by Xen guest domains to communicate with PCI devices. From a guest point of view, xpci is similar to a pci(4) bus, except that the guest talks with the PCI backend driver instead of the real physical device directly. When the host domain is NetBSD, the xpci driver is backed by a pciback(4) driver within the dom0. SEE ALSO
pci(4), pciback(4), xenbus(4) HISTORY
The xpci driver first appeared in NetBSD 5.1. AUTHORS
The xpci driver was written by Manuel Bouyer <bouyer@NetBSD.org>. SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS
As PCI passthrough offers the possibility for guest domains to send arbitrary PCI commands to a physical device, this has direct impact on the overall stability and security of the system. For example, in case of erroneous or malicious commands, the device could overwrite physi- cal memory portions, via DMA. BSD
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