Just wondering can anyone advise me with this conundrum.
Since I accepted the upgrade to Security Center 2010 I have been having difficulties connecting to a web server running in a Virtual Machine on my computer. I can only connect to the web server when I turn the Firewall on the host machine off completely.
What I am trying to do is the following:
I am trying to test a customer distribution running on a Virtual Linux Machine. The VM is hosted on my own workstation, and is using a bridged network connection (i.e. the VM connects directly to the office network, rather than sharing my PCs address.) However, I cannot connect to the running on the VM from a browser running on my own machine, unless I turn McAfee Firewall off, which I don't want to have to do. I
I have double-checked the Firewall Program Permissions, and VMWare Authorization Service, VMWare NAT Service, VMWare Player, and VMWare Workstation all have Full Access.
I have also tried adding the IP address of the Virtual Machine to the Firewall Connections, but to no avail.
Has anybody else encountered this sort of problem? Thanks in advance,
BTW., my system configuration is as follows:
All I can suggest is to check for necessary ports being open....perhaps? Open SecueityCenter, click Web and Email Protection, then click Firewall, then Ports and System Services where you can edit items already there and add ones that aren't.
I'm not familiar with that kind of setup however so you may be better off asking Technical Supoort Chat, linked through Useful Links at the top of this page.
I gleaned this from a very old internal thread from another moderator that may apply, if it makes any sense to you...
If he's running a webserver, it will need port 80 (HTTP) open in System
Services. If he's also using HTTPS (secured webpages) he will need to
open port 443 as well.
In situations like this, I would configure
the webserver for another port (say, port 8000), then change the
settings in the router to forward port 80 to port 8000, and add port
8000 in System Services in the Firewall - just to test if the firewall
WILL allow access through another port.
Sorry for taking so long to reply - I've been swamped for the last few days. I'll try opening ports gradually and see if that helps. I'll report back if I meet with success! Thanks
Just to let you that the solution turned out to be that I needed to open Port 80 in the Firewall settings, which I would not have guessed! Thanks very much for your help,