I have a virtual machine running in VMWare player v6. The network type is NAT. An application in my virtual machine sends UDP packages to a server in the network of the host machine and needs to receive the UDP answer from the contacted server.
The described use case don't work in my installation - only if I switch to the network bridged mode.
I measure the network traffic in NAT mode and can see that the UDP packages leave the vm and are sent with translated ip address to the server. The server answered with an upd package to the host ip but the virtual machine don't receive any package
So my question is it normally possible for a NAT vm to receive UDP traffic?