I have set up a local web server for Devonthink Pro Office and I can access the databases from Safari using the addresses found within;
preferences - server
Could this be a firewall issue because I can access the address’s from my iMac that has the Devonthink databases installed but no other device?
Using this address works locally across all my devices but it looks different from the example you gave above.
I only have Bonjour installed on my iMac, do I need to download this for my PC, iPhone, iPad?
You’re accessing the server over the internet? Then you have to use your machine’s public IP address (the “Step 1” address) and not it’s private address on your local network (the “Step 3” address.).
Caution: geekery: BTW, unless you have purchased a static IP address from your ISP ($$$$) then most likely eventually the internet link will quit working when the ISP recycles a router or otherwise changes your IP address – beyond your control. Just locate the new public IP address and redo the configuration. Or you could use a service like DynDNS (less money, but money) that will overcome the problem.
Think your right here. I’ve just come away from the office/router to test it works at Startbucks (coffee ) and I cannot access the database over the internet. I will reset it back using step 1 and test again when out the office as unfortunately I didn’t bring a copy of the router IP…
Yes I have reviewed them and followed each line by line but cannot get it to work;
Within Devonthink - preferences - server - starting server;
iMac - Address works
iPad - don’t work - Safari cannot open the page because it could not reach the server
iPhone - don’t work - Safari cannot open the page because it could not reach the server
PC - don’t work - times out
changing the address to
iMac - Address works
iPad - don’t work - username & password asked for twice then sticks on loading
iPhone - don’t work - username & password asked for twice then sticks on loading
PC - Address works
1 - Have this for my router
2 - Is this the same port number used in step 4?
3 - Have this for my iMac
4 - Using suggested 8080
5 - Is step 2 & 4 different? I can only add;
6 - done
7 - cannot connect
I used “findmyIP” website and inputted the correct setting within the firewall exceptions so now works over the internet and locally.
In addition I have settled for VPN software with 256 bit encryption. Gives me some coverage across all devices/Apps when traveling +using other networks. Will look at using this with the OSX Server VPN later