I'm running an Ubuntu VM on a Windows 7 host. I have two questions:
I think that on Windows,
localhostis a loopback address, and sending packets to it doesn't actually transmit any data on the wire. Is that correct? On the Ubuntu VM I have a
localhostas well, pointing to
127.0.0.1. Is it the same thing?
Is it possible to send data from the VM to the host? For example, when I install software on the Ubuntu VM, can I have it send a message to the Windows host? What IP should I use?