[u-u] VirtualBox and Vagrant

arocker at Vex.Net arocker at Vex.Net
Fri Dec 5 18:59:17 EST 2014

>From Hugh:
> When I'm running something like an HTTP server in the guest,
> I set the virtual NIC to Bridged mode (which causes it to use the same
NAT > as the host, if your host is your dev workstation and it's already
on NAT).

My original description was ambiguous. The development machine, on which I
want to run tests through the browser, is the host of the virtual machine
supporting the server. One box to rule them all.

>From Greg:
>> NAT implementation, where a TCP connection works.
>> In any case, the safest test is HTTP, or at least "telnet -n  N.N.N.N 80"

That variant of telnet seems slightly different than the one I just had to
install, -n signifies "create the tracefile", and used the address as the

"telnet 80" produced

telnet: connect to address No route to host

BTW, how does telnet decide which interface to use? The host machine has a
wireless interface and a wired one, (plus localhost, of course).

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