Can you verify if WHD hosts file is similar in the example below?:
Get hostname by executing the following command:
For example, you're getting the following result:
Your hosts file should look like this:
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost powerpc.testdomain.com powerpc
::1 localhost powerpc.testdomain.com powerpc
fe80::1%lo0 localhost powerpc.testdomain.com powerpc
Please note that after updating the hosts file, you'll need to restart the WHD services.
We did try that, w/ the same format except it went
127.0.0.1 pro-server-goodpasture.local pro-server-goodpasture.local.domain localhost
and repeated for the ::1 line as well
We did not do the fe80::1%lo0 line at all, as that wasn't there to begin with. I'll try it and restart, but I really don't feel like the local host has the issue, as the address 127.0.0.1 can be reached; when we add port 8081 that's when it says the server can't be reached. thanks for the help so far.
Can you try using the following (provided that the "hostname" command result to: pro-server-goodpasture.local):
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost pro-server-goodpasture.local pro-server-goodpasture
::1 localhost pro-server-goodpasture.local pro-server-goodpasture
Save the hosts file and restart the WHD services.
I think this "hack" is only working with WHD version 12.2 and up. I did some testing of MacOS X upgrade to 10.10 with WHD version 12.1 and version 12.2. The WHD version 12.1 requires the Java 6 update for MacOS X 10.10
Sorry, I should have said in the OP - we're running version 11.x