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hastac 2009-10-02 02:41 PM

Can't get iPhone to find sync server?
I recently purchased the OmniFocus iPhone app, but have been unable to
sync OmniFocus with my iPhone. I am trying to sync via Bonjour.

While I am on my wifi network, when I try to Sync, the iPhone continuously reads as "searching" and never finds my name. When I tried to have my Mac email me the settings, when i open the email on the iPhone and click the link it reads . . .

"Unable to find sync server.

No server could be found that matches your sync settings.
Please make sure that your sync server is awake and that OmniFocus is open."

Both my Omnifocus is open and my sync server is awake.


whpalmer4 2009-10-02 04:51 PM

Is the Mac running OmniFocus also on the WiFi network, or does traffic have to go through another device to get to it? Do you have a firewall turned on on the Mac?

hastac 2009-10-05 07:45 AM

Still can't sync
I am on a university wide WIFI (so don't have access to the router) and, yes, my Mac is on the same network. I have set the firewall to accept all incoming connections for Omnifocus. Any other ideas? I still can't sync.

curt.clifton 2009-10-05 02:01 PM

I can't use Bonjour syncing on campus either. Not sure if this is your problem, but on my campus we have Cisco wireless access points. Bonjour uses a connection standard called "multicast DNS". The Cisco equipment has a bug where multicast DNS is magically disabled after some period of time. Unfortunately there is nothing that Omni can do about this; it's a Cisco problem.

(The problem effects all wireless Bonjour traffic. For example, two laptops on the wireless network can't share iTunes libraries either.)

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