Why do that¶
If you encounter any issues on your standalone, make sure to check the following configuration items :
The standalone platform runs on localhost (127.0.0.1). This said, make sure your local hostname is reachable. This may not be the case on fresh ubuntu installations. You can check that by issuing a ping on your local hostname. Here is an example on a Ubuntu 16.04:
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ubuntu@ubuntu-xenial:~$ hostname ubuntu-xenial ubuntu@ubuntu-xenial:~$ ping ubuntu-xenial PING ubuntu-xenial (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.016 ms 64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.035 ms
If the ping does not succeed, add a line to your /etc/hosts file.
For MacOS users: check your /etc/hosts file and make sure all the localhost lines are put upfront, like this:
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## # Host Database # # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry. ## 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost <your other hosts>
Get your hostname by typing
$ hostname. If you are not able to
ping <hostname>.local then also have to add your hostname to the
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127.0.0.1 localhost <hostname>.local ::1 localhost ...
This has nothing to do with the PunchPlatform, but makes address resolution on your localhost (normally) fast.
The PunchPlatform needs a timezone correctly configured on the system. You could check it, for example on Ubuntu, by typing:
If it returns something like , it's ok you have nothing to do. Else, please use following command:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata (then choose your timezone)
Please adapt this command to your OS.