[thelist] VMware: Accessing localhost on host from client

Tim Burgan email at timburgan.com
Mon Aug 30 21:06:49 CDT 2004

Thanks Ken

Can I please get some clarification:

a} to get my IP address I type from the command line:
  This gives me three different IP's along the lines of:
  1. Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet8:
  2. Ethernet adapter VMware Network Adapter VMnet1:
  3. Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

I've tried all of them in the VMware client and nothing happens..

b) I don't understand the way VMware networks, but I changed from NAT to 
Bridged and then the Host-Only, and they didn't even connect to the 
internet when I booted the client. (But I guess I need to change some 
settings in the client - but I dunno what)

Thanks for your assistance so far, if you have time can you please clear 
up some of these points.

Thanks again.


Ken Schaefer wrote:

>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:
>>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?


 Tim Burgan.
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