[thelist] VMware: Accessing localhost on host from client

Ken Schaefer ken.schaefer at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 20:27:52 CDT 2004


a) Type in http://<IP Address of host OS>

b) Change networking options, so that the client OS is not behind the
VMWare NAT service

c) Type in http://<any resolvable dns name that points to the host>

http://localhost/ will not work (as a general rule) because by default
that's pointed to which is a loopback address. If you change
your settings so that "localhost" resolves to the *host* rather than
the *client*, then http://localhost will work as well.


On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 10:24:29 +0930, Tim Burgan <email at timburgan.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using VMware to perform platform and browser testing.
> Is it possible to - from the client machine in VMware to get access to
> http://localhost/ on the host machine so that I do not always need to
> upload everything to the net?
> Thanks
> Tim

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