Restarting Pow when DNS stops responding

I love Pow, the Rack-based development web server from 37signals, but one thing I can’t stand is how sometimes it stops responding to DNS for no reason in particular.

Well, Mike Sutton figured out how to fix it, and I turned it into a Bash script. Just save this as pow-restart (or whatever) and run it whenever you start having issues:

#!/bin/bash
# Restarts Pow when DNS fails to resolve
lsof | grep 20560 | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9
launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/cx.pow.powd.plist
launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/cx.pow.powd.plist
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4 comments

  1. Thank you! exactly what I needed today.

  2. Hey, thanks alot! This has been driving me crazy.

  3. Now I’m getting

    “Service Temporarily Unavailable

    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.”

    Thoughts?

  4. Nice post, Saved to my bookmarks – gotta show it to my girl

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