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Troubleshooting Standalone

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If you encounter any issues on your standalone, make sure to check the following configuration items :


The standalone platform runs on localhost ( 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:

ubuntu@ubuntu-xenial:~$ hostname
ubuntu@ubuntu-xenial:~$ ping ubuntu-xenial
PING ubuntu-xenial ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from localhost ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.016 ms
64 bytes from localhost ( 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:

# Host Database
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting.  Do not change this entry.
##   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 /etc/hosts file.   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:

cat /etc/timezone

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.