Need a better explanation of your problem.
What version of WSJT-X are you running? The FT-817 was last changed in Dec 2015.
If you can run rigctld-wsjtx and show us some problem that occurs it would help.
de Mike W9MDB
From: "dl8mmr@... [WSJTX]"
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:10 AM
Subject: [WSJTX] yaesu ft-817nd
i'tink the problem with ft-817nd, everybody know about to initialize the cat-interface and the vfo-b command.
is there a chance to solve this problem in the future???
thank's for Info.