This is my Oracle Virtual Box Version 4.2.18 r88780

Details of my host machine

Operating System : Scientific Linux 6.4

I am using static ip

root@localhost ~]# ifconfig eth0
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1E:EC:95:18:66  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

Details of my guest machine

Operating System: CentOS 6.4

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 08:00:27:6D:C3:A6  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::a00:27ff:fe6d:c3a6/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:29 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:360 (360.0 b)  TX bytes:1746 (1.7 KiB)

This is my Virtual Box Network Setting

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This is the ping output

[root@localhost ~]# ping 
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
From icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
--- ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 5640ms
pipe 3

I tried flushing iptables also still not working, loopback is working.

  • Do you have a static IP on the guest? Oct 2, 2013 at 13:38
  • Yes in guest also i am using static IP
    – max
    Oct 2, 2013 at 14:23
  • In the past I have had troubles configuring static IP in VBox guests with bridges. Can you try, just once, not to set the static IP, and see whether this works? This will also avoid the need for setting up a proper route inside the guest OS; you had done that, had you not? Oct 2, 2013 at 14:42
  • i tried that also not working
    – max
    Oct 2, 2013 at 15:10
  • can you show your routing table? Oct 2, 2013 at 15:15

1 Answer 1


In most cases the easiest setup is to use NAT and define port forwarding as needed.

For example, a simple Port Forwarding setup allowing connection to the VM from the host through shh on localhost:10022, and to the webserver on localhost:8080would be:

(Name - Protocol - Host IP : Host Port - Guest IP : Guest Port)
SSH - TCP - : 10022 -*) : 22
www - TCP - : 8080 -*) : 80

(*) virtual IP returned by a ifconfig from the VM, most probably different for you.

Should you have special requirements preventing NAT from working, please give some details about what you want to achieve.

  • 1
    I want to create a network between host and guest, I want to practice ftp, http, and samba servers and some file transfer protocals also but i am unable to configure connection only .
    – max
    Oct 2, 2013 at 13:23

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