MAMP Pro strangenesses

MAMP Pro iconAll the cool kids are using Vagrant. Or maybe a LAMP stack on Virtualbox. Or something other than MAMP.

But my one machine still on MAMP wouldn’t load Apache today. The error in the log was:

EAI 8)nodename nor servname provided, or not known: mod_unique_id: unable to find IPv4 address of "<my-machine-name>"

Some googling led to two possible fixes.

The first was commenting out a line in httpd.conf. Didn’t work.

The second was just adding another line in the /etc/hosts file. For the machine above, just (I guess the name of my machine had been changed by the network administrators?):

127.0.0.1 <my-machine-name>

For Macs, run

sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder

after changes to the hosts file to refresh.

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