SSH and Virtualbox and Windows

I’d like to know how you have, or would, set up SSH client and server on a Fedora/Linux VM running on Windows.

So far I’ve been able to connect directly to a separate computer running Fedora at home, from the VM and from putty, and have reached being given the password prompt. I haven’t been able to connect to the server on the VM without getting immediately refused. I’ve tried NAT and bridged for the VM port forwarding.

I’m learning all this stuff now, and thought I’d ask around for general tips on this. If you’d like more details about what I’ve done, such as logs, I’d be happy to provide em a little later.