[Kolab-devel] OL FB problem!

Martin Konold martin.konold at erfrakon.de
Tue Nov 9 23:18:55 CET 2004

Am Dienstag, 9. November 2004 17:31 schrieb Bernhard Reiter:

Hi Bernhard,

here some debugging hints as promised in my other mail.

> I suspect two problems here:
> 	1. OL does not ask the server for FBs.

Check with the Apache log and tcpdump if any requests are received on the 
server and if any answers are sent back to the client.

> 	2. OL does not understand the current FBs generated
> 	by the server.

Check if Kontact can understand the _very_ same FB by putting the FB on a 
normals http server as a file.

> 1.) is the most critical one,
> 	because I have found that we do have calFBURL in our schema
> 	(Martin committed it early October).

Yes, in theory this should not hurt at all.

>      and I can get Outlook to ask for a FB list when
>      I put in the right URL in the contact for this person.

If the FB list is defined for a contact OL indeed is supposed to use this 

>      Then I do see the request in the access log.


>      My fear is: Outlook looks up the person in contacts or via ldap
>      and when it does find an empty calFBURL it does not query the
>      configured general one.

To my knowledge OL does not an unsolicited LDAP lookup. Joon might know more 
about this. You can easily verify this assumption by using

tcpdump -i eth0 port 389 on the server.

>  	We cannot popluate this setting in LDAP because it currently
> 	must contain the authentification credentials of the user.

> 	If we wanted to populate it, we would need to make access
> 	to the .ifb unrestricted.


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