Ticket #1616 (closed defect: worksforme)
Cannot connect to services on the host on Mac OS X
|Reported by:||greenrd||Owned by:|
I have told VirtualBox to use 192.168.0.0/8 as the NAT network, because 10.0.2.0/8 does not work at all, as it conflicts with Mac OS X's Internet Sharing network.
However, if I try to ssh into the host (which I assume should be reachable via the gateway IP 192.168.0.2 or the DNS server IP 192.168.0.3), it times out. The host firewall is set to allow everything. In particular, NetworkManager picks up a DNS server address of 192.168.0.3, but that doesn't work at all - it just times out. So I have to manually configure the DNS servers.
I cannot work around the issue by using a bridged network, as that is not supported by VirtualBox on Mac OS X. So this problem makes it very inconvenient to share files between host and guest.