View Full Version : [ubuntu] Access Server as Virtualbox Guest

April 30th, 2009, 04:38 PM

I'm a web developer and, although pretty okay with my development skills, I'm quite lacking in the hardware/admin side.

I have a project I want to start working on that I can have a development machine (a Ubuntu 9.04 laptop) running a Ubuntu 9.04 server (LAMP) as a guest in Virtualbox (so I don't have to have the whole server environment loaded on the development environment).

I'd like to know how to set up the Virtualbox guest session so that I can see the Apache server from the host laptop even (especially) when the laptop is not plugged in to any network.


April 30th, 2009, 04:46 PM
There's a program VBoxManage that you can run on the host to forward the ports on the host to the development machine. Although this description (http://sk.c-wd.net/wp/2008/01/05/virtualbox-port-forwarding-with-linux-host/) is forwarding SSH, you could do the same for http traffic. Just forward port 80 instead of port 22.