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Old 03-23-2010, 03:10 AM   #1
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Slackware 12.1 + Vmware + NAT

Host OS - Windows 7 Professional 64bit
VMWare Workstation 6.5.1
Guest OS - Slackware 12.1 32bit
Telstra NextG card

Having issues connecting to external sites. Can ping both hostnames and IP address successfully but when trying to connect via browser or IRC, nothing happens (using name and IP).

Ran netconfig and selected DHCP.

Checked IP properties for VM-8 on Host OS and everything appears in order, and I have same IP address in the Guest OS. Can ping from Guest to Host and Host to Guest.

Previously worked with XP as Host OS and I have a Windows 7 32bit VM which connects successfully.

Any ideas? DNS or Gateway issue?
Old 03-23-2010, 05:29 AM   #2
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One more thing I noticed - running netconfig seems to break DNS each time, until I power off/on the VM (Can only ping IP not host name after this, but still can't connect to IP over HTTP).
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:39 AM   #4
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Please check if you have enabled Firewall which is blocking web access.

Also check web browser settings for using proxy, if you have some wrong proxy settings under your web browser then it will allow ping but http (web) connection will not work.

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Host firewall is ok, and added following rules for iptables :

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --sport 80 -j ACCEPT
iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT

Firefox settings look to be normal, and same result in LYNX!


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