RE: [Evolution] Evolution and Exchange

Plain http doesn't work, as port 80 on that machine is closed.  Port 443
is the only one open.

I can access OWA just fine, either with a web browser, or with the
following command:

Prompt$ wget --http-user=MYDOMAIN\\myusername --http-passwd=mypasswd

This pulls back the correct index.htm page, no problems.

When I enter the same url into the OWA-location box in evolution I get
the same-old "authentication error" problem.  I can take a deeper look
into it with ethereal, but all I can confirm is that the connection gets
made, not that anything is sent correctly as the whole conversation is


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Robinson [mailto:pbrobinson gmail com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 12:14 PM
To: Farber, Saul (ENV)
Cc: evolution lists ximian com
Subject: Re: [Evolution] Evolution and Exchange

I'm using evolution on FC4 connecting to exchange with no major
problems. I just used the Create new mail account dialog from within
preferences to setup the account and it works fine.

You also need to make sure you can access Outlook Web Mail from the
machine your using as that is what it uses to talk to the exchange

Can  you try plain http and see if that work?


On 7/13/05, Farber, Saul (ENV) <Saul Farber state ma us> wrote:
Hello all,

I'm having some trouble connecting to exchange via the 
evolution-connector.  Here are the symptoms...any ideas?

Software versions:
Fedora Core 4, with "testing" updates

[sfarber localhost ~]$ rpm -q -a |grep evolution 
evolution-connector-2.2.3-1.fc4 evolution-data-server-1.2.3-1.fc4

I then run ximian-connector-setup-2.2 to try to create my exchange 
account.  It lets me enter the OWA url (which I can verify with 'wget 
--http-user --http-passwd' works just fine and isn't a redirect).  My 
OWA url is of the form:


I enter this URL, and then enter my login as:

DOMAIN\username (note that my username is different than my

I get the error message "Could not authenticate to the Exchange 
server. Make sure the username and password are correct and try 

In addition, I get the following libsoup critical error on stdout. 
Nothing in any syslogs.

[sfarber localhost ~]$ ximian-connector-setup-2.2

(ximian-connector-setup-2.2:11906): libsoup-CRITICAL **:
soup_connection_send_request: assertion `conn->priv->socket != NULL' 

There seem to be a number of both fedora and gnome bugs surrounding 
this issue ( cheif 
but I'm not totally sure they're applicable to me.

If it's any help, it's just regular old http-basic authentication on 
OWA, over HTTPS.

Any ideas?  I'm comfortable building from source if that's 
necessary...anything to get rid of this other windows box under my 

Thanks much.


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