10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 8, 2008 12:16 AM by Christiaan
ippup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
is there a default port for ical server ?

if so, should the ical client on osx default to using that port when setting up the server ?

cube, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • Cyrus Daboo Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
    Ports for the server are configured via ServerAdmin. The values there default to 8008 (for non-SSL) and 8443 (for SSL). iCal should automatically configure itself with the port number set in ServerAdmin as that information is pushed to the directory from where iCal configures itself.

    Note that since the CalDAV protocol is just http, the actual "protocol default" port values are 80 and 443 - but we don't use those in iCalServer because they would clash with the regular Apache web server running on OS X Server.
  • ippup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    +"Note that since the CalDAV protocol is just http, the actual "protocol default" port values are 80 and 443 - but we don't use those in iCalServer because they would clash with the regular Apache web server running on OS X Server."+

    my point exactly... so why doesn't ical check port 8008/8443 by default when setting up the server URL ?

    needing to advise users with port information is messy
  • Tim Haigh Level 7 Level 7 (24,190 points)
    needing to advise users with port information is messy


    You dont have to. iCal pulls all the ical server information from the directory that computer is bound to. The user does not need to know the server address or port number.
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,390 points)
    Hi

    You're making this harder and more complex than it actually is or needs to be. As Tim as said iCal client does not have to be 'told' what port to use, it already knows. If you change ports Server Side there is the facility to configure the client to use the changed port. Although there is no gain in changing it as far as I can see?

    Provided DNS is configured and resolving correctly and you have joined clients to the OD it 'just works'.

    Tony
  • ippup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    +"and you have joined clients to the OD it 'just works'"+
    ok, well that makes sense.... if your not added to the OD then obviously that isn't the case.
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,390 points)
    Hi

    OK. Then bind them to the OK - obviously.

    Tony
  • ippup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    As windows clients ?
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,390 points)
    Hi

    You could have said this at the beginning? Tell you what - you go ahead and bind your windows clients and while you're at it install iCal on them as well.

    Problem solved.

    Tony
  • ippup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    no need for sarcasm
  • Christiaan Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)
    You don't need iCal to use iCal Server.