[CalendarServer-users] Trying to get business partner to access account

Eric Rabinowitz eric.rabinowitz at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 12:45:34 PDT 2008

Hi Daniel,

No, those addresses are for the server to know what network interfaces  
to allow incoming socket connections.  They are from the perspective  
of the *server* so they are totally correct and should work just fine.

The next step is configure your router to allow access to port 8008  
(and/or your https port) and direct that traffic to your caldav server  
machine.   You probably want the server to have a static IP address  
(ie: not dhcp served) so that you can direct the traffic easily.   
Ultimately you want only the HTTPS port for better security but you  
can test it out with the non-secure 8008 port for now.

Note:  Some routers (like some linksys) routers have a menu page for  
'applications/gaming'-->'port forwarding'  that does what you want.    
I set up my router to forward ALL port traffic to my one OSX server  
machine. (ports 0 through 65534).
Beware:  You are essentially removing one level of firewall protection  
and now relying entirely on your server's firewall ability to fight  
off port attacks from nasty people!

Eric Linn Rabinowitz

Now if someone could answer the questions I posted today I would be  
really happy!....

On Jun 24, 2008, at 2:17 PM, Daniel Milligan wrote:

So I created a domain name and I have the IP address.
Do I now go through and change all the IP address in the caldavd- 
dev.plist file? And in the account settings in iCal as well? Is there  
any other changes I need to make?
Thanks for any help--

On Jun 24, 2008, at 11:14 AM, Eric Rabinowitz wrote:

> Daniel,
> A few things:   Didn't you mean '8008' instead of '8080'?
> I am assuming your partner is outside of your office?
> Is it possible that your IP address is your *local* IP address  
> behind a router/firewall?
> If so,  you will need to give her your fully qualified IP address  
> (and that can change with your provider).
> You might want to use a  dyndns.com to register  a domain name (free/ 
> no cost) behind a DHCP-provided IP address from a network provider.
> Also,  your router will need to allow access to the correct port  
> through to your local machine.
> You mentioned testing with Firefox on YOUR side,  can she see your  
> server with HER web browser or HER side of the network?
> Regards,
>   Eric
> On Jun 24, 2008, at 1:05 PM, Daniel Milligan wrote:
> I have set up my business partner in the accounts.xml file, but when
> she types in her user name and password and then using http://(my IP
> address):8080 she is getting a null 0 error.
> I am really new to this and I can't seem to find the answer. Also,
> when I enter the address in my firefox it comes right up and asks for
> user/password, and then lets me in to collection listings for
> principals/users/Daniel/
> When I ask her to do the same on her computer, Firefox says it cannot
> find the location.
> I am thinking that I need to make it so that she can find my computer
> (like I said I am really new to this). Any help would be great.
> Thanks,
> Daniel
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