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How to connect to the server using IOS device in public wifi

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Feb 20, 2013 9:39 AM

Hello!

I've just installed OS X Server and setup both my IOS devices that can connect to Wiki server and WebDAV works just fine. I'm having trouble to access server and services outside of my home network where both safari and WebDAV on my IOS devices say they cannot find the server's address. I looked through many sites, forums, apple manuals but couldn't find any relevenat information to address this issue. Please help! Thank you very much!

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • sysx Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    My guess is that you have not set up your Domain Name Service correctly.  Your ISP and your domain name registrant should have the appropriate A & CNAME records with the Static IP Address for your router.  You also need to open your router ports to forward to your server the ports related to the server services in question.

     

     

    Lou Picinich

  • sysx Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Googling  "TCP & UDP ports used by Apple"  should result with the info you want.

     

     

    Lou Picinich

  • sysx Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    What IP is to be inserted into host provider DNS service - real (whatismyip.com) or static which is provided by ISP?

     

    They should be the same IP Address.

     

    Talk to your ISP, they control the IP Address and they should have information on how to resolve the differences.  If you look into your router setup, you should see the information about how your router is seen by the ISP network.

     

     

    Lou Picinich

     

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  • iToaster Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)

    You need your external IP address not your internal server IP address in the DNS settings

    If your ISP is providing a static address and what's my ip are different

    Something is wrong they should be the same, contact your ISP

     

    Your ISP may also be blocking the services your trying to connect to on your server from outside

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