Internet Sharing and issues in iChat and Mail

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by GeeYouEye, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000


    Dec 9, 2001
    State of Denial
    Hopefully a quick question: I'm trying to use Internet Sharing from an iMac's AirPort-to-built-in-Ethernet to another computer's ethernet port. Browsing the web works fine, but for some reason, iChat and Mail don't work on the second computer. iChat will open and create a Rendezvous/Bonjour session, but AIM doesn't work. Mail won't get messages (from a .mac or ISP account); the connection times out. Anyone know a workaround for this? Running 10.4.1, but the problem existed back in 10.3.

    I suspect it has something to do with a second layer of NAT'ing, but I could be completely off there.
  2. croshtique macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2005
    Cambridge, UK
    I've had similar problems and traced it to the firewall on the 'host' computer - either turn off the firewall or just manually open the required ports for email/AIM in Sharing prefs.

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