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I've created a Debian VM in Vmware workstation 6.5 - Called, "Debian"

I'm planning to install Subversion, trac etc... on here.

How can I set up the VM to be accessed from my Windows 7 host machine? For example, if I'm running the VM - how can i use my browser on the host machine to navigate to http://debian to access the VM...?

I'm sure I've not set up networking properly...

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How is the vmware networking configured for the debian client? Bridged? NAT? Can the two machines ping each other by address? These would be helpful things to know. – Chris_K Oct 11 '09 at 15:09
im not sure - im a vmware novice, where can i check this? – alex Oct 11 '09 at 19:10
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The easiest way would probably be to set up your hosts file (C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) to point to the VM's internal IP address.

example:      debian

you can find your vm's IP address using ifconfig on debian, or looking at the VMWare adapters in Windows 7's ipconfig output.

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Please see if this might help.


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I think you meant the other way around - unless he's running xrdp on the linux guest :) – warren Oct 12 '09 at 8:45
yes, i meant the other way round – alex Oct 12 '09 at 22:15

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