#36 Ipod apps- invalid server


I am trying to back up to syncdocs on mac os10.5.7 from 2 different apps on my ipod touch 2nd Gen. Both apps 'see' the syncdocs server on the network but both return the error 'Invalid server the server selected was not a valid SyncDocs server" when I try to back up.

Syncdocs is allowed in my firewall settings.

Starting in troubleshoot mode, this is the console report with some edits (****):

Last login: Wed Jul 15 16:24:19 on ttys000
/Applications/SyncDocs-0.6.4/Troubleshoot.command ; exit;
******* /Applications/SyncDocs-0.6.4/Troubleshoot.command ; exit;
Darwin *******.local 9.7.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.7.0: Tue Mar 31 22:52:17 PDT 2009; root:xnu-1228.12.14~1/RELEASE_I386 i386
java version "1.5.0_16"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_16-b06-284)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_16-133, mixed mode, sharing)
Using locale ''.
SyncDocs starting, running on: Mac OS X (OS version 10.5.7) with Java 1.5.0_16.
Apple's Bonjour implementation is available.
Attempting to bind on port 8080.
Web server ready, listening on port 8080.
Bonjour Thread-4: /192.168.10.** started at 1247674295707
Bonjour successfully registered at 1247674296459


  • Chris Evans

    Chris Evans - 2009-07-17

    Try changing the Bonjour name in the Setup dialog. Click OK, wait 10-15 sec, then look for SyncDocs servers on your iPod Touch. If the "OK" button doesn't work, upgrade to version 0.6.5.

    Make sure the Bonjour packets (UDP 5353) are allowed by your firewall.


  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Thanks for the response, but still haven't got it working. Things I have tried:
    I upgraded to 0.6.5.
    I changed the bonjour name.
    I turn off the firewall in system preferences.
    I create a wireless network from the mac (to eliminate any problem connected with the wireless router) and connect the ipod to that network.

    But, I am getting the same behaviour when I try to back up.

    I have not attempted to open specific ports on the firewall as I can't find clear instructions on how to do this. Bonjour seems to work fine for other networking usage though.

    Thanks again.


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