I have a guest VM : Suse Linux 64, using E1000 network adapter. I configured it using a static IP address.
I can PING it from my PC (Windows XP) and i can access it using HTTP (apache installed on it) but when i try to access from Linux to my PC, i can't, the PING from the linux always use the LOOPBACK interface ... not the Eth0 ...
Any idea ?
Check the windows firewall service - it can block return ICMP packets -
This is a Linux, not a Windows, and when the linux PING another IP address, it used its loopback interface (127.0.0.1) and not its Ethernet interface (eth0) ... And i don't understand why ?
As I understand the problem occurs when you try to ping from the SuSe VM to your XP workstation so if the windows firewall service is running on your xp workstation it will block the return ping even form the loopback -