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I am running VMware Fusion on my Mac (10.6) with an Ubuntu 9.10 (32 bit) VM for my development environment. How would I setup SSH to be able to SSH into the Ubuntu VM from the Mac? Also, when I am testing websites in browsers, how would I set it up so that I can go to the site on FF on the Mac and have it point to the site running on the Apache server on Ubuntu?

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You need to set the VM networking in a "bridged" mode. That way, your VM will have it's own IP address. They you access it like you would access any other server.

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Thank you. Will this IP address ever change? – roflwaffle Mar 16 '10 at 17:47
@Brandon, that would depend on your network. You could set a static address or you could set a reservation on your DHCP server. – Zoredache Mar 16 '10 at 18:02

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