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I'm trying to connect to my VMWare (Workstation 7.1.3) machine (Ubuntu Lucid) via SSH. I've read through some other posts, but I can't figure this out. I ran ifconfig, and got a inet addr: and Bcast and Mask: which appear to be IP addresses. If I try to connect via Putty SSH to any of those addresses, it doesn't work. I also tried connecting to my IP address (from whatismyip.com).

Note: This is all taking place on the same desktop computer.

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Can you ping the 'inet addr:' of your VM from the desktop computer ? –  Iain Dec 28 '10 at 20:28
It is important that the Network Adapter in the VM settings be changed to the Bridged mode. –  amphibient Aug 19 '13 at 19:54

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Is the package openssh-server installed on your Ubuntu VM? You'll need that package if you want to connect to it by SSH.

You can make sure by opening a terminal (through VMWare's console, I guess) on Ubuntu and running:

sudo apt-get install openssh-server
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How to do it? Here are the complete steps. Just follow these steps:

  1. In the terminal use command: sudo apt-get install openssh-server

  2. Switch to bridged networking mode, make that change in the Virtual Machine Control Panel (Edit > Virtual Machine Settings)

  3. reboot the VM

  4. Run "ifconfig" command in terminal & get "inet addr" of "eth0"

That's all ! Now use this IP to connect via ssh (I use Putty in my Windows 8)

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Don't use Bridged Adapter for Ubuntu, I tryed on 13.10 and it doesn't work. Use NAT instead, it worked fine for me.

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Er.... nothing more I can explain. –  Keanu73 Oct 27 '14 at 14:19

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