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Support Request to VMWare: Stable IP Address to access Ubuntu guest from Mac OS host

How can i make the IP address at which my host Mac OS accesses my Ubuntu guest stay stable. This is with the network in NAT mode, of course, because bridged is a stable IP... for one location.

To be very clear, this is the value for "inet6 addr" when typing ifconfig on the Ubuntu guest command line:

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0c:29:ca:09:45 
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:feca:945/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:30813 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:19914 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:12513047 (12.5 MB)  TX bytes:6412152 (6.4 MB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:544 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:544 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:109056 (109.0 KB)  TX bytes:109056 (109.0 KB)

It increments by one almost every time the computer sleeps.

Thank you for your help.

A response:

Please follow the steps given below to Uninstall VMware tools.

1.Launch Fusion and start Ubuntu.
2.Launch Terminal and type 'sudo' (Without quotes) and press return.
3.Restart the Ubuntu after uninstalling VMware tools.
4.Shutdown Ubuntu.
5.Click on Virtual Machine > Settings > Network.
6.Click the - sign to remove the Network adapter.
7.Click on + sign to add a network adapter.
8.Check 'Connected' and choose 'NAT' in the Network Windows.
9.Quit Fusion.

Please follow the instructions given in the following link to uninstall Fusion 3.0.1

Restart your Mac after uninstalling Fusion.

Go to the following Link to download and install Fusion 3.0.2.

Download and install Fusion 3.0.2 from the link mentioned above.

1.Launch Fusion and start Ubuntu.
2.Click on Virtual machine > Install VMware tools and proceed installing VMware tools.
3.Restart the Ubuntu after installing VMware tools.
4.Setup static ip address in Ubuntu and check whether the issue occurs or not?

Let me know how it goes.

And then they closed the support request before i could get back to them. Curse you, VMWare.

Currently, it seems likely that setting a static address in Ubuntu's configuration will work:

The relevant Gateway can be found in the default row here:
ben@ubuntu:~$ route

Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface * U 0 0 0 eth0
link-local * U 1000 0 0 eth0
default UG 100 0 0 eth0

Edit here:

sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

Apply your settings by restarting:
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

(Currently, i'm just trying in /etc/network/interfaces

iface eth0 inet dhcp
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