My host machine (windows) is accessible from internet. My guest VM (which is Ubuntu 17 with static ip) is accessible from the host. I want my ubuntu guest to be accessible from internet. I run vmware with both bridged and NAT interfaces.

Where should I look for my answer? Ubuntu config? Windows rounting? Vmware?

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All of the above.

  • On the Ubuntu system, there must be a service listening on an open port

  • On the VM, the interface must either be bridged to your LAN, or (if it is NAT'ed), the port on which the service is listening must be forwarded across the NAT

  • On your router, the port must be forwarded from the LAN side to the WAN (public) side.

In addition, your ISP must not block the chosen WAN port.

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