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Using VMware Player, is there a way to connect to the guest's localhost from the host?

(In this case, the guest is Ubuntu, the host is Windows 7.)

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What I think you're asking is this:

Can I share some aspect of the guest OS to the host?

If that's what you meant, then yes: just setup a samba share on the guest and mount the share on the host (presuming the guest can reach the same network the host is on, a la bridged networking).

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Thanks! I was able to set up the samba share, now I'm stuck on the bridged networking. – lackey Jan 6 '10 at 2:18
lackey - what about the birdged networking has you stuck? – warren Jan 6 '10 at 2:57
warren, just have no idea how to set it up (after googling a lot). I've posted a more specific question:… – lackey Jan 6 '10 at 14:13
lackey - not sure where your question went.. however, the short version is that I don't think Player, per se, can alter the VM settings. You'd need to load the VM in Server (free) or Workstation, make the change, then rerun it in Player. – warren Jan 6 '10 at 15:06
happy to assist :) – warren Jan 6 '10 at 21:26

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