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 cannot get host-only networking to work from host to guest or guest to host using e.g. ping, netcat or ssh. Sshing fails timing out. No packets are seen when starting wireshark on the host interface vboxnet0. I can ping my guest ip (192.168.33.10) from the guest, but cannot ping my host vboxnet0 ip (192.168.33.1) from the host.
I have Ubuntu 14.04 server installed on a Virtual Machine with VirtualBox. I've enabled host-only networking in the VM's settings. When I do ifconfig | grep addr I get an inet addr: 192.168.56.101. I went through the steps in this post: How can I access Apache (on VirtualBox guest) from host? but it's simply not working. When I ping the server, all I get are packet timeouts.
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?