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Interconnecting Emulator Instances

To allow one emulator instance to communicate with another, you must set up the necessary network redirections as illustrated below.

Assume that your environment is

  • A is you development machine
  • B is your first emulator instance, running on A
  • C is your second emulator instance, running on A too

and you want to run a server on B, to which C will connect, here is how you could set it up:

  1. Set up the server on B, listening to 10.0.2.15:<serverPort>
  2. On B's console, set up a redirection from A:localhost:<localPort> to B:10.0.2.15:<serverPort>
  3. On C, have the client connect to 10.0.2.2:<localPort>

For example, if you wanted to run an HTTP server, you can select <serverPort> as 80 and <localPort> as 8080:

  • B listens on 10.0.2.15:80
  • On B's console, issue redir add tcp:8080:80
  • C connects to 10.0.2.2:8080
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