Plex server now doesn't work without internet in 220.127.116.1180 - TERRIBLE bug
In Plex Server on Mac Version 18.104.22.16880, there is a dependency on presence of internet connection, and nothing can be done without internet connection, there is an error message from Plex Server.
In Plex Server on Mac Version 22.214.171.12496, that appears to be fixed so that internet is not needed.
It is a terrible bug to require internet. While it's needed for library building information, there is no need for internet if the user watches from within Plex Server, or on a network without internet. This should be an obvious bug, but this was introduced in Plex Player (not server) in the past, and after trying to report it and get it fixed, I gave up on Player totally, and watched from Server directly. Now that has been broken in Server, but appears fixed in last version, 126.96.36.19996.
Not all uses of Plex are for static use with internet present, and even then, what if internet connection is down for a short period of time, then Plex won't work? That doesn't make sense, there should never be a restriction on the internet presence, and even if there was, there should be a switch to disable this handicapping "feature".