We have yet to resolve the VirtualBox versus VMware question and host versus guest questions. If the problem does involve VMware virtual networking then perhaps it needs to go to a ... [by pschaff]
I have virtualbox 4.1 on a ubuntu 12.04 host. On my host I have a virtual interface eth0:1 configurend as 10.0.1.1. I have a few virtual machines using bridged adapters, configured in the 10.0.1.0 net which I can reach (ping, ssh, ...) from my host via the virtual interface.
Now I installed an ubuntu server 12.04 in a virtual box, again using bridged adapter, but I can not reach that host.
I am having issues with a Win XP guest in Virtual Box talking to the host. Seems that pass thru to the web is ok, but when I try to ping or run a ftp program on the guest there is no communiocation to the host. Can ping the guest from the host (FC16) with no problem, so am assuming it is something on the Virtual Box side (most likely). Has anybody run into this and been able to fix it?
I have a lab setup in which the guest OS uses postfix as an MTA. Now my host is connected to a Terminal server which for now is on LAN (A lab). Guest has different servers which are needed for authentication, authorization, communication, scheduling...The only thing can't work is MTA because guest is bridged to LAN card.