Using Aer with MAMP

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25 Oct, 2017 08:16 PM

I am having a lot of problems with getting Aer to connect to my local databases in MAMP. I get the error message:

Problem connecting to the database.
Communication link failure.

Then some text about how no packets have been received.

I am using the info MAMP gives me for host names, ports (8889), etc. I can connect to my MAMP websites and the data loads from the database, so MAMP is working correctly.

Am I missing something? Any advice on using Aer with MAMP?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by us on 26 Oct, 2017 12:11 AM

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    Can you make sure you're using the port in the Preferences window of MAMP, not the port stated in their "welcome" page? I find that the port in the welcome page is often wrong!

    I've attached a screenshot showing what I mean.

    If that does not work, you can try making a new user, i.e. not "root", some servers are configured not to allow network connections using the root user.

    If that does not work, let me know and I'm sure we can sort it out.



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