[vbox-dev] Connect to remote vboxwebsrv

Frank Mehnert frank.mehnert at oracle.com
Wed Mar 7 07:05:26 PST 2012

Hi Johan,

On Wednesday 07 March 2012 15:40:44 Johan ROUSSAY wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am trying to connect to the virtualbox webservice (vboxwebsrv) on a
> remote server with the java api. The problem is that the connection is
> refused (same with a web browser). The connection works locally
> (localhost: 18083 send me the xml).
> I edited /etc/default/virtualbox on remote machines like this:
> VBOXWEB_USER=user group virtualbox
> VBOXWEB_HOST=ip of the computer that I want to access virtualbox
> I'm on a debian, without firewall ...
> Any idea?

are you sure that you specified the correct IP, that is, the one
which you are trying to connect to from the remote host? By default,
the webservice server binds to localhost but the VBOXWEB_HOST
parameter should make this work for remote connections ...

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert
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