I have had trouble getting the Linux Firefox GWT Developer Plugin working, so I figured I would just run Chrome in WinXP under VirtualBox and install the plugin there. However, I am having trouble with the connection.
Host: Mandriva Spring 2010.1 Guest: WinXP
Whether I have the guest configured with NAT or Bridged networking, I can ping my host from the guest using it's router-assigned IP number, which happens to be 192.168.0.105. However, when I run the GWT application in Linux, it sets up a service on port 8888 that I can see from Linux as either 127.0.0.1:8888 or 192.168.0.105:8888, but from the WinXP guest, it never loads any content from 192.168.0.5:8888.
Any idea why I can ping the host but not hit its Web service on port 8888?