I have set up an Apache web server on a windows 7 ultimate VM guest machine. This machine also has all the software I need to develop server-side scripts (aptana, VS 2008 etc)

The VM is bridged with its own ip address and the apache server is listening on port 80

http://localhost and http://localhost:80 both work on the guest VM - so the apache server is working OK

However, I cannot access the webserver from the host machine (ip address , nor any other VM on the host machine that are also networked with a bridge

How can I set things up so the host and all other VMs on the host can see the web server?

From a browser in the host I have tried

but with no luck

EDIT: Also accessing from a browser on works also

  • What about from itself ? – user9517 Jan 15 '12 at 9:08
  • That works...see above – Andrew S. Jan 15 '12 at 9:20
  • can you ping your guest machine ? – Lucas Kauffman Jan 15 '12 at 9:35

Check to see if a firewall rule needs to be created. To test, turn the firewall off entirely (but don't leave it that way).

  • Yes, that was it. I opened a hole in firewall restricted to my intranet and it works OK now...thx – Andrew S. Jan 15 '12 at 9:35

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