Running Mamp and Pow Simultaneously

I was doing some brushing up and learning on ruby on rails and found I had broken MAMP by installing Pow ( a easy to use server for ruby ). I did some searching and happend upon this stackoverflow post.

This helped me about 1/2 of the way, but after completing the steps I was still left with a screen like the one below, on my once-working Mamp sites.


To fix this issue you need to remove the POW firewall rule. First view the current firewall rules.

$ sudo ipfw show

Now you will need to remove the rule on localhost or . For me this command was ( for you it might be different, use the identifier on the beginning of  each record line. )

$ sudo ipfw del 00100

After that I uninstalled pow, re-installed pow, Started mamp, and then everything worked. Coolbeans

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  1. This finally saved me! Seeing your screenshot put me in the ballpark after wanting to pull my hair out and the firewall rule deletion was the ticket.

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