The specs: VirtualBox 4.2.0 r80737, Windows 7 host, ubuntu server 12.04 guest, Windows 7 host, lftp 4.3.3 transfer session to a remote FTP server (a shared web host provider) Network config: Adapter1: NAT, Adapter2: Host-only Adapter
Running the lftp mirror command from a VB guest will cause the remote IP address itself to become unavailable for a period of time, roughly an hour, to my host (as well as any device behind my NAT wireless router). However, running lftp from the Windows 7 host (the dir I'm mirroring is shared between host and guest) works as expected, no IP "disappearance." However, if I ping or lftp that IP from another IP address (by ssh'ing into a remote machine on a different IP address) I can see and access that IP.
I'm presuming there's some security mechanism that makes that IP address inaccessible from my IP, due to some vagary of this configuration, but what?