Cannot connect local server after Thunderbird 38.1.0 upgrade

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Cannot connect local server after Thunderbird 38.1.0 upgrade

Post by mikeduncan177 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:56 am

Was running Thunderbird 38.0.1 and BirdieSync 3 beta 12 successfully. Then upgraded Thunderbird to 38.1.0 and found I couldn't connect to the Local Server.
  • The IP address and Hostname of the local server (my laptop PC) have not changed.
  • The BirdieSync menu Connection|Server Address... shows the correct values.
  • The BirdieSync window status bar (bottom) shows the correct Hostname, the correct local server IP address, but an old (now incorrect) value for the WAN IP (ISP assigns a dynamic IP address).
  • In Thunderbird's Mail tab, the BirdieSync status shows "Impossible to connect to server 127.0.0.1
I can still connect my iPhone from the BirdieSync app, and the local server's BirdieSync window shows "Single source ready to synchromize" as I would expect. I haven't tried to re-configure the synchronization configuration by deleting the Thunderbird source and re-doing it (mainly because I am still trying to understand your concept of local and remote sources).

If I try to sync, I get an error window: Impossible to connect to server 127.0.0.1
Regards, Mike
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Re: Cannot connect local server after Thunderbird 38.1.0 upg

Post by dinchis » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:10 am

Same problem for me - won't connect to local TBird with same IP address issue

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Re: Cannot connect local server after Thunderbird 38.1.0 upg

Post by Birdy » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:17 am

Hello mikeduncan177 and dinchis,

It seems Thunderbid 38.1.0 introduced a new change that prevent the connection. I'm investigating on this...

mikeduncan177, to give more detailes regarding "local" and "remote" sources:
Are considered as "local" sources, an Android device or a Windows Mobile device connected via USB to the server, or a Thunderbird installed on the same PC as the server. In this case, a user name and password is not required to connect.
Are considered as "remote" sources, Android devices or iPhone connecting via Wi-Fi and Thunderbird installed on a remote PC (so not on the same PC as the server).
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Re: Cannot connect local server after Thunderbird 38.1.0 upg

Post by Birdy » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:10 pm

Beta 13 has just been released and should fix the connection problem with Thunderbird 38.1.0.
You can update to this new ersion with BirdieSync menu "Help/Check for update".
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Re: Cannot connect local server after Thunderbird 38.1.0 upg

Post by mikeduncan177 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:12 pm

BirdieSync 3.0b13 fixed the problem. FYI, I had to re-boot my PC (local server) for it to work!

Thanks for your fast response.

Your explanation of Local & Remote devices matched what I thought it should be, but when I was first working with version 3, I thought I found a report which seemed to have it backwards. I went back & re-examined everything, and I must have been mistaken, because everything looks fine now.
Regards, Mike
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