I just set up contribute on a mac OS/X system and kept
getting the messages :
contribute cannot connect to website and contribute cannot
verify your connection information
My problem when setting up a connection every time I tried to
use localhost as the url to the site contribute could not find the
site. Well, after going through site after site looking for a
solution, I finally figured out the problem. My MAC is on DirecWay
and I use a web proxy. So, I finally figured out that if I went
into my network settings and put in 127.0.0.1 in the bypass proxy
field -- everything worked!
I just wanted to post this so the next sap like me might be
able to resolve this problem on their machine without searching the
web for hours on end.