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I have a dev server on port 8080 on my mac, and I'm trying to access it from a clean installation of Windows 7 in parallels.

Ipconfig says my VM's IP address is 10.211.55.3. I can access the mac web sharing service at 10.211.55.2:80/ but not my own webserver (GAE) at 10.211.55.2:8080/

  • Parallels set to Shared Networking and is able to browse the internet fine
  • Firewall is off in both windows and mac
  • I installed bonjour for windows as a few forums said to do. I can then use my-computer-name.local/ but same deal as before, port 8080 doesn't work
  • Tried adding a port forwarding entry of 8080,TCP,10.211.55.3,8080 to Parallels Desktop > Preferences > Advanced > Port forwarding rules
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Can you access your testing server on :8080 from other real machines on your network? It could be that your development server software accepts only connections from your local machine (127.0.0.1 aka localhost).

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Thanks, that was it. For appengine I needed to use the flag --address=0.0.0.0 for it to accept connections from any IP. – Derek Dahmer Jan 26 '11 at 4:07

Jake's answer worked for me, too. On jboss, just start the server with

-b 0.0.0.0

and access it via

http://COMPUTERNAME:8080

Note: no need to use "local"

Related: Access localhost on Mac OS X from Parallels machine

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