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Home Calendar Server. Need Access via Wan & Lan

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Jan 11, 2013 12:23 PM



I have just setup my new Mac Mini server 10.8.2. I have configured DNS, DDNS (via no-ip), Open Directory and the Calendar Server. I want to be able to access calender info on my iPhone and MBP at home and on the road. I can access the Calender server from home using but this does not work when i´m off my LAN. I can access the calender server on the WAN using Is there a way to configure DNS, so that i can use one server address for both LAN & WAN access?


This has been driving me nuts for a fair few hours now, so thought i´d just ask someone that might know...


Thanks in advance.

Mac mini, OS X Server
  • gillesfromottawa Calculating status...
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:13 PM (in response to Beta_0.2)

    I am struggling with the same issue. I think I found the answer, but I have not yet tested it.

    My setup is a mini server connected to a Time Capsule to connect to the internet. Time Capsule is set up to let Contacts and Calendar information.

    My domain name is updated through a DNS service.


    If your domain name is registered for DNS as (A Record), you may need to add a new hostname to your DNS service, creating a new A record,


    From what I read, this is the most likely issue with the problem you have described. I have been struggling with this for the past few days. I just need to get outside my wifi coverage to see if adding the new A record has fixed it.

    Hope this helps.

  • gillesfromottawa Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:29 PM (in response to Beta_0.2)

    I can provide an update.

    Adding the A record to my DNS service did solve the issue.


    I added the new A record: Add Hostname was the setup function I used on my DNS service (DynDNS)

    I then turned off WiFi on my iphone.


    Without changing any of my server or router settings, I could add and delete calendar events and contact entries and see them appear on my MBP plugged in to my LAN.

    I could do the reverse, change stuff on the MBP and see it change on my iPhone that was using only cellular service.


    I am not sure what I would do if unable to add the additional hostname to the DNS service.

  • gillesfromottawa Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 6:19 PM (in response to Beta_0.2)

    I use their standard DNS service. To keep my DNS address current, I also have their DynDNS updater application running on the server. That keeps tabs of any changes to my IP address from my ISP and updates the DNS service to point to the corect IP. That setup has been pretty stable.

  • gillesfromottawa Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to Beta_0.2)

    Glad I could help.

    One final note, verify that you have "enable hosting for this host" checkmarked in the DynDNS updater. I had lost access this morning.

    The updater had listed the new hostname in its list, but it was not enabled. When my ISP changed my IP address, things stopped working. I clicked on the checkmark and within a minute or so, service were working again.


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