Thanks for your reply, but what I want is not local solve.
Not as in, locally on the kstar/ekos machine.
A bunch of us are running raspberries in the field and sometimes need blind solve. The integrated solver cannot blind solve, sometimes not even on powerful machines, let alone on raspberries, and hence I'm trying to setup a nova clone on a VM I own which is reacheable from the observatory through the internet.
Of course, my VM operates on an address different than nova.astrometry.net. The requests come in, the solve is done, the answer is read but ekos insists looking for a log file of the solving from nova.astrometry.net, even if the host has been specified in the configuration.