(Off-topic) Software Information: "AutoCad for linux"

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Tue Jan 9 00:54:39 UTC 2007

On Mon, 8 Jan 2007 15:03:35 +0200
"Dotan Cohen" <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 08/01/07, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au> wrote:
> > Well, I recently played with Debian Etch in vmplayer, and used ssh/scp to
> > share files between host and vm. Worked quite well - I was able to use
> > "connect to server" with ssh/sftp and Nautilus. I imagine in KDE one could
> > use "fish" in Konqueror - similar functionality.
> >
> To what address are you connecting? I'd love to be able to access the
> 'Windows' machine in konqueror, as that seems to be what you are doing
> (in nautilus). Is there no way, however, to access the real file
> system in the Windows VM?

Can't comment on the Windows-specific question, but this is what I did to
use ssh and "connect to server" :

1. Run  /sbin/ifconfig -a on the host and guest, to see what network and
device are being used - in my case the device on the host (ubuntu) was
vmnet8 , and eth0 on the guest ( Debian Etch)

2. Make the guest accessible from the host by bringing the host interface
up on Ubuntu ( host)

sudo ifconfig vmnet8 up

3. Make sure openssh-server was installed and running (listening) on the
guest and host. So, on the Debian guest running in vmplayer:

sudo aptitude install openssh-server

(I already had openssh-server on Ubuntu.)

4. Test from the host

ssh myusername at ip-of-vmware-guest   # Actually I added the IP of the guest
to /etc/hosts with the guest's hostname on Ubuntu, so I don't have to
remember the number :)

5. From Ubuntu, run "Connect to  server" and input IP or hostname of
guest, password etc. Port 22 ...   Same on the guest Debian system

6. That's it really - works in both directions. Of course I assume other
protocols should work too, properly configured.


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