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Privileged networks

Privileged networks are networks that allow database updates.

In the whd.conf server configuration file, the Privileged Networks setting identifies networks that allow database updates. If the database requires an update, any browser connections from hosts not belonging to these networks receive a message indicating an update is in progress. Additionally, use this setting when installing a headless server.


You can customize the browser message by editing login.msg.applicationUpdateInProgress in the custom labels file.

To remove the info pop-up icon on this page, use an empty entry for:


The localhost ( is always permitted to update. However, a Windows server with multiple IP addresses may not respond to the localhost address. In this example, the IP_ADDRESS option must be set to one of the server IPs, and the PRIVILEGED_NETWORK should also use that same IP.