Without internet ODK 1.7.2 wont display Form management, Submissions, Site Admin

1. What is the problem? Be very detailed.
ODK 1.7.2 wont display Form management, Submissions, Site Admin when server has no internet connection.
2. What app or server are you using and on what device and operating system? Include version numbers.
ODK aggregate v1.7.2, CentOS 7 on Virtualbox 6
3. What you have you tried to fix the problem?
tried looking at the logs but no errors found. (/var/logs/tomcat/
4. What steps can we take to reproduce the problem?
run odk aggregate instance on a network environment without internet connection
5. Anything else we should know or have? If you have a test form or screenshots or logs, attach below,


For Aggregate MV, you do not need internet, as you are running that from your localhost. I have not checked with CentOS; however, it worked well on windows. Have you tried any other version. You may trying installing v2.


@serif This seems like a network configuration or DNS issue and it'll be hard to troubleshoot without being on your network or speaking with the person who set up that network. My guess is that your Virtualbox config gets its network information from some upstream router and that link is blocked/firewalled/disabled when the connection goes down.

Since you are already using VirtualBox, I agree with @A.N.M_AL-IMRAN that you should try the Aggregate VM and see if that works better.

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Hi Yanokwa,

I tried both aggregate vm 1.7.2 and 2.0.2. and set virtual box to bridge mode, adjust aggregate vm to bridge mode using the following command #aggregate-config --fqdn --http-port 80 --https-port 443 --net-mode bridge. Tomcat restarted and now listening on port 80. But still Site Admin, Submission and Form managment doest not appear without internet connection.


@serif Thanks so much for reporting this issue. Both Aggregate v1.7.3 and Aggregate v2.0.3 have fixes for this behavior. You can find them at https://github.com/opendatakit/aggregate/releases.