I’m experiencing the ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED error on my Mac (Hi Sierra 10.13.6)
I’ve tried turning off my firewall with no luck. I have tried other browsers to make sure it wasn’t DNS caching.
I am able to access it via the Live Link feature. Any suggestions on how I can get Local working locally?
It sounds like the
/etc/hosts file may not be getting updated. Curious, do you see a warning banner at the top with a “Fix It” button?
One way you can work around this is to switch Local into the localhost routing mode by going to Preferences » Advanced and changing the routing mode to localhost. For more details, see https://localwp.com/help-docs/router-mode/
The hosts file was being updated with the correct info. I’ll try the local routing mode.
I’m not seeing any messages pertaining to “Fix It” or Localhost mode. Is there a way to manually set it to use localhost routing?
Update, I found Localhost Routing in the preferences and switched to that. It got hung up on “provisioning” for a long time so I just quit Local and restarted it. Now it works as intended. Thanks for your help!
Awesome, glad to hear it!
Also, now that I think about it, if
ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED is the error, it sounds like Local’s routing layer isn’t able to start. The quickest way around that is to switch to localhost routing as you did.
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