Thursday 8 October 2009

BlackBerry MDS proxy pain

I'm just having a rant about MDS SSL connections through a proxy. Non-SSL traffic will work fine, however SSL traffic appears to go direct even when proxy settings have been defined as per KB11028. My regular expression matches the addresses fine.

Surely people out there want/need to proxy all their BES MDS traffic?

Wednesday 7 January 2009

DNS resolution on iPhone

I've been playing with a few iPhones lately and have had trouble getting WiFi working through our proxy. After much hair pulling the problem turns out to be a feature in the iPhone DNS resolver that refuses to look up any hostname ending in ".local". This also appears to be a problem on Mac OS X:

With OS X you can add "local" to the Search Domains field and disable this behaviour, unfortunately it doesn't work for the iPhone.