iCal p06-caldav.icloud.com couldn't connect after 120 seconds

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  1. dihydrocody macrumors newbie

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    I keep getting this popup in iCal:

    "iCal couldn't connect to p06-caldav.icloud.com after trying for 120 seconds. Make sure you're connected to the Internet, then try again later."

    A few calendars refresh, but some of them don't - presumably the ones that cause that message to appear.

    The account works OK in iCal for a few months, then every so often it gives that message for a few months, before starting to work again, without me making any setup changes.

    Does that mean that the problem is Apple? Is there another server I can use that doesn't time out?

    I am connecting to server:
    p06-caldav.icloud.com

    with server path:
    /143756798/principal/

    (I can't even remember where I got that information from originally to set up the account in iCal)

    I am using iCal 4.0.4 on OS 10.6.8

    My iCal works fine on my IOS 7 iPhone, and the shared calendars sync fine in my wife's iCal, so I can use the calendars OK, but just not on my laptop.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dihydrocody thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sep 20, 2014
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    If this helps any: it's the shared calendars from my wife's iCloud that are causing the problem. When I go to her iCal and unshare those calendars, that timeout disappears on my iCal. When I add those calendars back in, the timeout re-occurs. Her iCal works fine throughout, the problem only occurring on my computer.

    Would love to know if anyone else has had anything similar and has any ideas. I have found all the Apple iCloud stuff a bit unreliable (reminders occasionally not updating, a few songs spontaneously renaming themselves etc), and it's really annoying not being able to use iCal.

    Thanks!
     

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