Exposing web server in VM to your laptop
Your virtual machine (Mint) for 182 is configured with Apache web server, which can be accessed by a web server within Mint at http://localhost or http://127.0.0.1. But, what if you want to use your laptop's browser to access the Mint's web server?
By default, that is not possible, but with a simple change to Virtualbox's network configuration, it is possible to enable that. The main thing to realize here is that Mint is a virtual machine with its own network address (identity). To permit the change, do the following:
- Go to Settings -> Network for the virtual machine in the Virtualbox Menu. One of the network adapters should already have NAT enabled, something like:
Select an unused network adapter.