access host localhost:8080

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by TomV1, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. TomV1

    TomV1 Bit Poster


    I am running a webserver at localhost:8080 on my sierra mac and cannot connect from my win 81 guest OS :-(
    My guest OS is in 'shared network" modus. I try to access it using the ip:8080 that i found in host OS under network > "Parallels Shared #0 is currently active and has the IP address xx.xx.xx.xx"

    no dice :-(

    ps: i already disabled both firewalls.
    Can anyone help me please ?

    kind regards, Tom
  2. TomV1

    TomV1 Bit Poster

    anyone ?
  3. DavidN9

    DavidN9 Bit Poster

    Did you figure this out? Im wondering this same thing and all the threads I'm finding in regards to this issue are unanswered. Parallels - seriously? This is an extremely common use case and theres no docs or support at all on accomplishing this. VirtualBox is far better - all i have to do is add an entry for the default gateway in the hosts file and it works - no additional configuration required. And its a free software! This seems totally wild to me.

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