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I'm running VMware Fusion on my Mac with an Ubuntu guest VM configured to use NAT for networking. I can access the VM from the host using its DHCP-assigned vmnet8 IP (, but I'd like to be able to access it as ubuntu.local as well, e.g.:

mac:~$ ssh ubuntu.local

I am running the avahi daemon in the guest VM but it doesn't seem to be reaching the Mac.

I found a similar question, but none of the answers really addressed the issue; I don't want to configure the host's DHCP server or ssh config.

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how about adding a line like   ubuntu.local

to your /etc/hosts file:

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