Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 218859
Exchange URL:PORT ignores PORT during usage
Last modified: 2009-07-14 13:10:35 EDT
Description of problem:
The URL of the Exchange server correctly uses the port number from the URL when
clicking "Authenticate" during the setup, but not during actual usage.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Evolution 220.127.116.11 from these RPMS:
# rpm -qa |grep evolution
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Setup Exchange server to listen on https requests on an odd port like 456.
2. Create a new Exchange account within Evolution using a URL like:
3. The authenticate test will work fine. Complete the setup.
1. Try to browse any folder. You'll get an error and prompt for password.
2. tcpdump shows that requests are being sent to the Exchange server on port
443, the default for an HTTPS connection.
1. It should work! :)
2. This was not broken in Evolution 2.0.4 in FC3.
I added a workaround with:
iptables -t nat -A OUTPUT -j DNAT -d owa.server.local -p tcp --dport 443
Now everything works great! :)
Is this problem still present on Fedora 8 Test 2 or later?
Yes. I am now running rawhide and I have to keep the same iptables port forward
in to make it work. I did not, however, recreate the exchange account when I
upgraded which I will try and report back. Is there anything I can send that
would help in correcting this error? I'm willing to hop into the source,
although I haven't seen any of the source to Evolution and would probably need a
while to get up to speed. Thanks. :)
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