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SSH between Mac OS X host and Virtual Box guest

On Mac OS (host):

Shutdown your VM and do:

VirtualBox > Settings > Network > Add (you will get vboxnet0)

On a terminal ifconfig will show you new interface vboxnet0

VM's Settings > System > check "Enable I/O APIC." VM's Settings > Network > Adapter 2 > host-only vboxnet0

On Ubuntu (guest):

Install OpenSSH Server

Edit /etc/network/interfaces file to append the following lines:

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static
address 192.168.56.10
netmask 255.255.255.0

Run sudo ifup eth1 from the Ubuntu command line. SSH server should be up and running. Switch to your host terminal and enter ssh 192.168.56.10

sources:

@sebastianconcept

awesome. Thanks for sharing o/

@jchris

worked for me also, thanks!

@jbodah

In case you can't find vboxnet0 try this:

VirtualBox > Preferences > Network > Host-only Networks > Add host-only network (lns)

@sovanna

thanks a lot !

@chadb

Thank you.

@ksteigerwald

High Five

@haringsrob

Nice one! Thumbs up ;)

@pauldanielvidal

Thanks for this info, it help it a lot^^,!

I had a initial problem where i still couldn't reach the vbox through 192.168.56.10...

~ $ ssh 192.168.56.10
ssh: connect to host 192.168.56.10 port 22: Connection refused

Then i checked the "ifconfig" again on the host (MacOSX) and found that vboxnet0's ip address was set to 192.168.100.10

vboxnet0: flags=8943<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
    ether 0a:00:27:00:00:00
    inet 192.168.100.1 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.100.255

I just updated the IP Address in the guest (Ubuntu) /etc/network/interfaces and it worked well.

Again thank you very much^^,

@pkdevesh

Thanks Bunch really helpful

@RamirezAmayaS

Loving you so much right now. Got it working after half a day.

@timea

Yes, hug that man! Thanks.

@vivekbhansali

Thank you!

Just one small thing to notice is that network adapter name on guest machine may not be always 'eth1'. You need to check the name and add that accordingly in place of 'eth1' which happened in my case.

@francofabio

Thank you!
A good tip.

@davebeach

Perfect simple and it works!

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