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So, I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-bit server instance running on VMWare player. Everything appears fine at the surface. Even internet connectivity appears good as I can perform both pings out to google & and nslookups against the same locations and both work fine. Yet, when I try to run apt-get update, it barks that it cannot connect to

I'm getting a tad frazzled now as I have tried both nat and bridged. With Nat, pings and nslookups fail. With bridged they work.

What else could I be missing here?


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Well, nevermind. Even though my firewall indicated that VMWare was not blocked, it would seem that there was a setting to "allow supported VMs access". Once I enabled this, all was well in okie-dokie land.


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