Mobility stops working when Proxy is enabled on SLES

  • 7009730
  • 11-Nov-2011
  • 10-Dec-2013


Novell Data Synchronizer Mobility Pack 1.2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
Proxy enabled on SLES


Mobility stops working when Proxy is enabled on SLES
Unable to login to WebAdmin after doing a "rcdatasync restart"
"rcdatasync restart" does not work
"rcdatasync restart" breaks mobility
Restarting server makes datasync work fine but manually restarting datasync breaks it
WebAdmin just keeps on spinning on "Logging in..." but never logs in
ERROR: "URLError: <urlopen error Tunnel connection failed>" in /var/log/datasync/webadmin/server.log


  1. Make sure to download and install the latest version of mobility. The latest version of mobility can be downloaded from
  2. Edit /etc/datasync/webadmin/server.xml
  3. Make sure the ip in the following section is localhost as follows and not
  4. Save the file.
  5. Launch YaST | Network Services | Proxy
  6. Make sure to type all the Post Office IP Addresses in the No Proxy Domains and click Finish. Make sure that the No Proxy Domains also has localhost,, localservername, localserverIPAddress too.
    (localservername is the name of the Mobility Server - example -
    (localserverIPAddress is the IP Address of the Mobility Server - example -
  7. Restart the server.