I had a problem with opening port between my host (windows 7) and a virtual box (windows xp) system.
On my host win7 system, I added a port from the inbound rule (port 777) under the firewall advance settings' exception tab. I also added the same port under the firewall exception from the virtual box (winxp) system. Now, when I attempted to do this from my host win 7 system:
telnet ip_add_of_winxp_vbox 777
and vice versa (from the virtual box winxp system):
telnet ip_add_of_host_pc 777
I was not able to get connected.
On my host machine (the win7) I had apache (xampp) installed so in my winxp system from the virtual box, I attempted:
telnet ip_add_of_host_pc 80
using port 80, I was able to get a response. But using other ports (port 777 and others), I cannot really connect. Can you help me out of here guys?
PS: I can ping both ways however but just telnet-ting a specific custom created port doesn't work. Both systems were connected on the same gateway.