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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2014, 05:30:13 pm »
Can you write some more info please?
pro /cons for z-push/sogo-activesync
THX

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2014, 06:10:30 pm »
Any chance on testing ActiveSync right now? Maybe some ready-to-install beta packages are (inofficially) available? It's... well, kind of annoying. And embarrassing. For me. I read that 3.4 included AS, told everyone that I'd deploy it on monday (yesterday) for our new project, just to find out that the only sign of integration is the nice banner you get while installing packages. I don't really want to mess around with the conf files and stuff, because the server is managed by non-professionals. That would be a last resort...

Anyway, I'd really appreciate if you would not advertise features that aren't there (yet). Im thankful that you guys provide such an outstanding all-in-one solution, free of charge, but this is really counter productive and - in my case - raises a lot of unpleasant questions.

Lish
« Last Edit: April 08, 2014, 09:02:40 pm by l154 »

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2014, 11:30:13 pm »
@154,
i can´t really agree to you. Why didn´t you read first and test it by yourself? Zentyal 3.4 is a community edition. In my opinion and when you look in the bugtracker you will see many early problems, which needs to be solved.
So before using anything in productive cases, test it and look if it fits your requirements. And if you read only some posting earlier, you will see 2 way to your solution.
You should be able to install a simple package by yourselve, otherwise you should better not use a linux system.

And i published from beginning of beta that a active sync is nessesary. Here are many posting about using mobile devices with openchange.

@clave,
i would also like to a few more information about the difference between sogo-activesync and z-push. My first thought is, that sogo-sctivesync should work better because in sogo its available for openchange primary and they developed it to work together. z-push is the older one, no idea if this make sense btw what will be better supported and is in an active dev stage.

I am happy to read, that´s now ready for testing.

for getting a real free sbe replacement, i am willing to help and test as much i am possible to do  ;) :)
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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2014, 10:07:57 am »
in the pipe for next week.

Br,
Julien.

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2014, 10:10:05 am »
Nah I tried installing packages but I am unable to see active-sync option under Openchange

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2014, 10:33:12 am »
Torsten,

I didn't realize someone already posted exactly what I was looking for. I read through the thread, bookmarked it, and wrote my response maybe 1 or 2 hours later. That's why I missed it. Dang! :-[

You see, I'm doing this work as an IT admin in my spare time - pro bono, meaning I don't earn anything from it. It's a non profit organization and as such we rely on software developed in the same spirit as we do our work -- free for those who can't afford a professionally supported solution. I think it's rather inappropriate to justify false advertisements with a price point. "It's free, so we don't have to take responsibility!" ?

Take a look at this:

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Zentyal Mail offers native support for ActiveSync® protocol. This allows to synchronize mail, contacts, calendars and tasks in Android™ and iOS smartphones and tablets without having to install any additional connectors on the devices.

What would you think if you read this, install Zentyal, spend some hours setting up a test environment just to find out the feature you needed was not there? It is true that you, alongside others, provided a solution, and rest assured, I am able to implement such things in no time, and I am also thankful for your contributions. The point is, and I already pointed that out in my first reply, that the server is managed be non-IT-pros. They need a solid solution that works out-of-the-box with the current web interface. "Hacks" are just inacceptable for such a scenario, as they tend to break functionality quite easily if you fiddle with the wrong things (shit happens...).

So in the end, I disappointed a lot of people and wasted several hours because of simple misinformation. You can't honestly believe that reading a bugtracker and forums should be necessary to find out if advertised features are actually there! ???

Also, I think it should be possible to point such things out without getting downvoted several times.

Anyway. Glad you guys provided us with a beta package. Exactly what I needed!
« Last Edit: April 09, 2014, 10:39:21 am by l154 »

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2014, 11:42:30 am »
I have successfully add my OpenChange account to Android smartphone, but email application can't connect to server.

On server side:
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172.25.27.80, 127.0.0.1 - - [09/Apr/2014:11:40:36 GMT] "POST /SOGo/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync?Cmd=FolderSync&User=mkukielka2&DeviceId=android315964935738&DeviceType=Android HTTP/1.1" 200 19/13 0.006 - - 0
2014-04-09 11:40:36.837 sogod[20107] -[WEClientCapabilities initWithRequest:]: Unknown WebClient: user-agent='Android/4.1.2-EAS-1.3'
Apr 09 11:40:36 sogod [20107]: <0x0x7fb6e755c628[NGImap4Client]> Note: no key found for sorting, using 'DATE': (null)
2014-04-09 11:40:37.319 sogod[20107] Change detected, we push the content.
172.25.27.80, 127.0.0.1 - - [09/Apr/2014:11:40:37 GMT] "POST /SOGo/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync?Cmd=Sync&User=mkukielka2&DeviceId=android315964935738&DeviceType=Android HTTP/1.1" 200 901/69 0.487 - - 0
2014-04-09 11:40:37.947 sogod[20107] -[WEClientCapabilities initWithRequest:]: Unknown WebClient: user-agent='Android/4.1.2-EAS-1.3'
2014-04-09 11:40:37.951 sogod[20107] Change detected, we push the content.
127.0.0.1 - - [09/Apr/2014:11:40:37 GMT] "POST /SOGo/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync?Cmd=Sync&User=mkukielka2&DeviceId=android315964935738&DeviceType=Android HTTP/1.1" 200 51/62 0.007 - - 0
2014-04-09 11:40:38.068 sogod[20107] -[WEClientCapabilities initWithRequest:]: Unknown WebClient: user-agent='Android/4.1.2-EAS-1.3'
2014-04-09 11:40:38.073 sogod[20107] Change detected, we push the content.
127.0.0.1 - - [09/Apr/2014:11:40:38 GMT] "POST /SOGo/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync?Cmd=Sync&User=mkukielka2&DeviceId=android315964935738&DeviceType=Android HTTP/1.1" 200 52/68 0.008 - - 0
2014-04-09 11:40:40.346 sogod[20107] -[WEClientCapabilities initWithRequest:]: Unknown WebClient: user-agent='Android/4.1.2-EAS-1.3'
2014-04-09 11:40:40.347 sogod[20107] Got Ping request with valid interval - sleeping for 5 seconds.
127.0.0.1 - - [09/Apr/2014:11:40:45 GMT] "POST /SOGo/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync?Cmd=Ping&User=mkukielka2&DeviceId=android315964935738&DeviceType=Android HTTP/1.1" 200 18/82 5.004 - - 0
2014-04-09 11:40:46.281 sogod[20107] -[WEClientCapabilities initWithRequest:]: Unknown WebClient: user-agent='Android/4.1.2-EAS-1.3'
127.0.0.1 - - [09/Apr/2014:11:40:46 GMT] "POST /SOGo/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync?Cmd=FolderSync&User=mkukielka2&DeviceId=android315964935738&DeviceType=Android HTTP/1.1" 200 19/13 0.006 - - 0
2014-04-09 11:40:49.857 sogod[20107] -[WEClientCapabilities initWithRequest:]: Unknown WebClient: user-agent='Android/4.1.2-EAS-1.3'
Apr 09 11:40:49 sogod [20107]: <0x0x7fb6e755c628[NGImap4Client]> Note: no key found for sorting, using 'DATE': (null)
2014-04-09 11:40:50.339 sogod[20107] Change detected, we push the content.
127.0.0.1 - - [09/Apr/2014:11:40:50 GMT] "POST /SOGo/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync?Cmd=Sync&User=mkukielka2&DeviceId=android315964935738&DeviceType=Android HTTP/1.1" 200 901/69 0.487 - - 0
2014-04-09 11:40:51.876 sogod[20107] -[WEClientCapabilities initWithRequest:]: Unknown WebClient: user-agent='Android/4.1.2-EAS-1.3'
2014-04-09 11:40:51.878 sogod[20107] Got Ping request with valid interval - sleeping for 5 seconds.

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2014, 12:18:30 pm »
Never used sogo, so I can't confirm if anythings wrong there. Check your firewall rules or maybe use a VPN tunnel to narrow it down. I am currently setting up AS myself, will report back if I encounter something similar.

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2014, 02:02:41 pm »
Never used sogo, so I can't confirm if anythings wrong there. Check your firewall rules or maybe use a VPN tunnel to narrow it down. I am currently setting up AS myself, will report back if I encounter something similar.

This is test server and I have direct connection via LAN.

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2014, 05:51:44 pm »
Yes, I thought so.

Anyway, the implementation seems to have a lot of bugs, but I won't go into details yet. The only thing that worked right out-of-the-box was the Z-Push package unencrypted. That's not much, but it's rather easy to narrow it down further from there. I had a working EAS connection from WAN, without tunneling, etc (which - ofc - is no use without SSL) in no time -- looks promising so far. Will report back once I figured out if the implementation is really that buggy, or something else caused all those problems.

Have you had any success with SoGo AS yet, Marcin?

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2014, 06:58:30 pm »
Hi,

I have installed the pakage without any issues. It is activated in openschange.
I tried to connect from Ipod, and I'm getting the notification: Unable to verify account information !
If I save the settings in Ipod without, although it can not connect, and disable SSL in additional settings, Ipod connects and gets all emails.
Problem is, there is no calendar and no contacts synch?
Is there any way to set zentyal to work on other port than standard SSL 443, so activesynch can have the port for it self?

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2014, 07:51:54 pm »
Pretty much the same I encountered. Cal and contacts sync (everything except SSL) did work tho, so it may be related to iOS. My Mac even refuses to connect to the normal SoGo Exchange service... Did you try webmail to confirm SoGo itself is working correctly? I set up Outlook to confirm everythings running as it should. If you plan on exposing AS to WAN, you could check Exchange connectivity via Microsoft website. Would also be helpful to see some logs.

Didn't have any time to investigate further regarding SSL access yet, will keep you updated.

EDIT: Here's a list for reviewing mobile device compat (Z-Push only!)... Might come in handy. http://www.zarafa.com/wiki/images/c/c7/Zarafa_Mobile_Compatibility.pdf
« Last Edit: April 09, 2014, 08:34:49 pm by l154 »

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2014, 09:35:53 am »
Have you had any success with SoGo AS yet, Marcin?
No, I have not. I'm configured Z-Push with SSL and that solution is only working. I get emails, contacts and calendar events.

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2014, 10:56:05 am »
Hi,

I managed to get everything working on Ipod - emails, contacts, calendar using sogo-activesync.

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Re: sogo-activesync package
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2014, 09:18:32 am »
Hi,

I managed to get everything working on Ipod - emails, contacts, calendar using sogo-activesync.

Any special configuration you had make?