Can't access any databases anymore (ERR_UNSAFE_PORT)

Issue Summary

Trying to open Adminer I get a ERR_UNSAFE_PORT error. None of my sites are able to open adminer or access any databases.

Using Site Shell and for instance a command like wp db reset gives me this error: Error: Failed to get current SQL modes. Reason: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/tmp/mysql.sock’ (2)

System Details

  • Which version of Local is being used?

  • What Operating System (OS) and OS version is being used?
    macOS Monterey

  • Attach the Local Log. See this Community Forum post for instructions on how to do so:
    local-lightning.log (253.3 KB)

ERR_UNSAFE_PORT is definitely an odd error! What port is Local opening?

I know that WPCLI needs an update in order for some of these things to work. I think that it’s been fixed, since this bug report I opened has been closed, but I don’t think the code has been merged into a stable release of WPCLI:

It’s opening on port 10080: http://localhost:10080/?username=root&db=local

Ahh crap! Yep, that’s a bug that we’re just finishing up this sprint and should be released in the next version of Local.

Basically, there’s a security risk of using port 10080 and because of that, Chrome blocks that port:

As a workaround for today before the release of the new version of Local, I think you should be able to export the site by right-clicking on it in Local and then import the zip to create a new site that uses a new port.

Hi Ben!

When will this new version be out? :slight_smile:

I have 16 sites as of now, and all of them opens on that port. Do I need to clone each one?
Also, I find it weird that this will fix them as all of them have this issue…?

We don’t have a specific ETA for when the release will come, but soon!

I don’t think you’ll need to clone each one, but you should try exporting and importing the first one to see how it goes!

Is there a way for me to avoid exporting / importing? Could I instead change some configurations, etc.?


Try these steps:

  1. Backup all sites, because you know, when monkeying around with configs, things happen!
  2. Stop Local
  3. Navigate to Local’s configuration folder at ~/Library/Application Support/local and back up the sites.json file.
  4. Open the sites.json file and update the site that’s using that unsafe port – 10080. I think you should be able to use any unused port.
  5. Start Local and start the site that was using that port.

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