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Bit of a roundabout problem today -- I'm running a virtual machine of Islandora (http://islandora.com/downloads) on my desktop machine at home, which by default is configured to use host-only networking in VirtualBox, so that I can fire up the VM in the background and access the guest web app from on the host. Works fine.

However, I'd like to be able to expose this address to my local network so that I can temporarily change my router to forward port 80 to the guest, in order to access this VM from out of the house. So far I can tell that the IP isn't accessible from other machines on the local network -- something about how VirtualBox is running its own pseudo-DHCP server, which I more or less understand. I can't find any intelligible documentation on how to rectify this, and it's making me doubt whether I'm going about this in the right way.

Advice appreciated!

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You would have to switch it to a bridged network. –  Bob Jul 6 '13 at 15:45
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