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VirtualMachineImages misleading? How to get ssh access.

Access to the VM through ssh

I have installed the Foswiki VM under VirtualBox. Works a treat. After I had installed it all, I followed the instructions at HowToRunVirtualMachineImageOnVirtualBox

I use the NAT access method. And set up the port forwarding using:
VBoxManage setextradata "foswiki-1.0.0" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/foswiki/Protocol" TCP
VBoxManage setextradata "foswiki-1.0.0" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/foswiki/GuestPort" 80
VBoxManage setextradata "foswiki-1.0.0" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/foswiki/HostPort" 8888
And now http://localhost:8888 brings up the Foswiki front page.

I would like to use ssh to perform actions on the VM, and understood from VirtualMachineImages that ssh root@ would do the job. Well, it did not.

Thinking about it I decided that I should probably forward a port from localhost to port 22 on the VM. So I did:
VBoxManage setextradata "foswiki-1.0.0" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/foswiki-ssh/Protocol" TCP
VBoxManage setextradata "foswiki-1.0.0" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/foswiki-ssh/GuestPort" 22
VBoxManage setextradata "foswiki-1.0.0" "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcnet/0/LUN#0/Config/foswiki-ssh/HostPort" 8822
And tried ssh root@localhost:8822

But I did not get a response. Any suggestions how to get ssh access to the VM?

I do appreciate the VirtualMachineImages page. It has lots of useful info. But it does not align with the installation instructions in HowToRunVirtualMachineImageOnVirtualBox. And I don't quite understand what is missing.

-- BramVanOosterhout - 16 Apr 2009

OK, I know what is missing. The VirtualMachineImages page assumes Host Interface Networking for the virtual machine. In the Network setup on Virtualbox, you select: Host Interface and the appropriate Network Card boot up the VM and you get network IP address from the DHCP server. I got Then I can use ssh root@ too login. Too easy!

The Virtualbox manual says that what I described above should work as well. I must have done something wrong. I'll figure out what some other time. Thanks for listening.

-- BramVanOosterhout - 20 Apr 2009

Hi BramVanOosterhout. May I ask you to update the docs? smile Its a wiki.

-- OliverKrueger - 03 May 2009

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Subject Installation of Foswiki
Status Answered
Topic revision: r3 - 03 May 2009, OliverKrueger
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