i need to test my web site, running on a local Mac, under several browsers in Windows.
I use Windows XP, installed in Parallels Desktop.
It would be great, when i will be able to access my http://localhost:3000 from Windows, sitting in virtual environment (Parallels).
How to wire all the stuff up ?
I figured out, how to access shared web-site on the mac.
I have following settings:
Parallels Desktop -> Preferences -> Network -> Shared Network
"Parallels Shared Networking Adapter #0" i tweaked with ip=192.168.123.1
From WinXP this ip is accessible via ping.
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ping imac.local Pinging imac.local [192.168.123.1] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.123.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.123.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.123.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64 Reply from 192.168.123.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
When on the Mac i turn the "Shared Web" on, the address "http://imac.local/~AntonAL" will get accessible from WinXP and Mac. Note, that i have set the name of my mac to "iMac", which is equivalent to ip=192.168.123.1
But, the only problem, i can't figure out is unaccessible port 3000.
So, the address "http://imac.local:3000" is still does't work from WinXP. Actually, it is not accessible even from the Mac ... possible i'm doing something wrong.
The question is - which address should i use in WinXP-side, to be able to access "localhost:3000" on the Mac-side? Tried ips of "Parallels Shared Networking Adapter #0", gateway, ip of the Mac, but still no success ...