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Ok, my situation is:

I have a Mac with Parallels running Windows 7. On this Windows 7 VM i have pointed exampledomain.com to via the hosts file. What I would like to do is when I'm on my Mac, is to be able to browse exampledomain.com and see exactly what the VM sees.

I have tried all the usual hosts file combos, but I can ping exampledomain.com and do receive a response from my VM but I cannot browse to it in a browser.

Any ideas?


my VM has an IP of and my Mac an IP of

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So redirect the domain to the address of your mac not the localhost which is virtual machine itself. –  Ramhound Jan 9 '13 at 14:11
@Ramhound but my VM has an IP of and my Mac an IP of –  benhowdle89 Jan 9 '13 at 14:13
So you have everything you need to do what you want. You just to make sure to configure the virtual machine so it can ping the host operating system. –  Ramhound Jan 9 '13 at 14:19

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