VM cant get Evolution to communicate with my ISP

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by tomot, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. tomot

    tomot New Member

    I have no problem setting up Evolution email with my ISP's
    mail server, when I'm NOT running in VM.

    But when I'm using VM workstation, with xp host, gutsy guest, nat.
    Evolution cant find my ISP's email server, when I'm setting up my email account.

    Do I have to open a port for Evolution? or provide an IP address ?

    Tia!
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    Code:
    ifconfig
    on your vm? What's in /etc/network/interfaces?
     
  3. tomot

    tomot New Member

    I don't see any menu in VM workstation with the dir structure "/etc/network/interfaces" ?

    If I type "ifconfig" into the terminal window within my guest os Gutsy
    I get the following!

    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:29:EA:01: DC
    inet addr:192.168.153.130 Bcast:192.168.153.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:feea:1dc/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:14 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:45 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:1558 (1.5 KB) TX bytes:6688 (6.5 KB)
    Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What's the output of
    Code:
    cat /etc/network/interfaces
    and
    Code:
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    ?
     
  5. tomot

    tomot New Member

    the results are added to your quote below:

     
  6. tomot

    tomot New Member

    falko: I was just reading your Tutorial: Convert Physical Windows Systems Into Virtual Machines To Be Run On A Linux Desktop

    It occurred to me that maybe I should have used BRIDGE instead NAT, when I was making my VM. Would I have avoided my current Evolution/ISP problem by making that change?

    p.s. thanks for your great tutorials
     
  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Most probably yes.
     
  8. tomot

    tomot New Member

    That worked! to enable Evolution, BUT as a result I lost access to my
    XP Host network.

    to sum up:

    With "Bridged" I gain Mail access via my ISP , BUT I lose my XP network.
    With "Nat" I lose Mail access via my ISP, But I gain my XP network.

    So now either way one or the other needs to be configured.
    Which is the easiest?
    Is there a small HOW to?
     

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