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I have a weblogic server running on localhost, and I'd like to connect to it from an XP-mode virtual machine without much hassle. It isn't accessible via its IP, so I've been trying to get the XP-mode instance to somehow connect directly to the hosts instance of localhost.

I tried setting up a loopback adapter in the host, and navigating to the loopback ID, but that didn't work.

What should I do?

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how is configured weblogic to serve requests ? can you ping the interfaces ? – silviud Dec 17 '10 at 21:17
I didn't setup the weblogic configuration - it's all handled as part of an elaborate build process. I can ping the host machine from the guest machine, but I can't connect. Ideally, I wouldn't need to modify this configuration to do this kind of testing. I'd rather do whatever it takes to make the VM act as if it's the host machine. – Stefan Kendall Dec 17 '10 at 21:32
Is there a firewall on the host machine? – Nic Jan 28 '11 at 6:21

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