This is probably more of a Debian question than a VMWare question, but I've installed Debian 5 (from debian-503-amd64-DVD-1) through VMWare Workstation and I'm having trouble with accessing anything through the network... I can ping anything on the LAN or the internet:

$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=1.42 ms

$ ping www.google.com
PING www.l.google.com ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from iy-in-f104.1e100.net ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=83.0 ms

But I can't get anywhere via TCP (using wget, lynx, or telnet)... any of the 3 apps just hang when they try to connect...

$ wget http://www.google.com
--2009-11-18 09:57:57--  http://www.google.com/
Resolving www.google.com...,,, ...
Connecting to www.google.com||:80...

$ telnet 8000

(Yes, I am listening on port 8000 on that IP and can get to it from another box).

What steps can I take to troubleshoot why this is happening?

1 Answer 1

  1. Turn off all antivirus software and windows firewall.
  2. iptables -F
  3. Then wireshark(dump) packets going from virtual machine. That will probably show smth.
  • No antivirus running, turned off Windows Firewall (even though I was allowing VMWare through it). What does iptables -F do? Trying wireshark now, but I have no experience in using it. Anything else I can do? I ran tracert to google (somehow got there in 1 hop) and to another box on the LAN (somehow never got past the first hop).
    – Langdon
    Nov 18, 2009 at 17:49
  • That rule cleans firewall. What type of network connection does your virtual machine have? Bridged? Nat?
    – TiFFolk
    Nov 18, 2009 at 18:08
  • NAT, which I believe is VMWare's default.
    – Langdon
    Nov 18, 2009 at 18:42
  • Ugh, sorry to waste your time, it's working now, under 7.0 (I just upgraded).
    – Langdon
    Nov 18, 2009 at 18:59

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