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I have setup the bridge network with Virtualbox where my guest is an Ubuntu. If I run apache inside Ubuntu, I able to access it via 192.x.x.x IP from from host Windows XP. However, if I run, a demo server such as google appengine server, which runs at port 8080, I unable access it at 192.x.x.x:8080.

  • iptables is not running in Ubuntu

As I have user account only on my Windows XP, I cannot turn off firewall, but I can add expection. I added exception for incoming/outgoing port 8080, but it was of no effect. ( I think, this exception applies to service running in the computer).

I am not sure, how I can I resolve it. Any suggestions should be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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closed as off-topic by Jenny D, Ward, Michael Hampton Nov 28 '15 at 18:08

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Are you sure that the AppEngine server is listening on all interfaces (, as opposed to loopback (

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Well, thanks! I somehow overlooked that fact! :) It was indeeed the problem. I ran it to listen to all interfaces and I can access it from my host. – Senthil Kumaran Nov 27 '10 at 9:23

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