I am brand new to working with servers and networking and seem to be missing something in my understanding of the network config. (My background is oracle development.)
I have a windows 7 pc upon which I have installed VirtualBox 4.2.18. I have installed a guest machine, using Ubuntu Server 12.04 64-bit, and installed OpensshServer. I did not enter http_proxy information (don't know quite what that is yet). My intention is to install SVN for the purpose of learning, and eventually to give a demonstration for an evaluation at my company. I just need to be able to reach the virtual machine from my pc, as though I were checking in/out files.
I cannot figure out how to configure the network adapter(s) for the virtual machine so that I can reach the guest as though it were an SVN server. I have tried NAT (with and without port forwarding - not that I really understand port forwarding), Host-only, and Bridged. It seems that I can only ping the host from the guest, or vice versa, or I cannot get my windows host to find the guest when I use the hostname (svnserver). I'd like not to have to use a static IP (I did actually get this to work using the hostname).
I need to increase my understanding of how VirtualBox handles the network configurations, or someone to just tell me how to set it up, with some explanation.