I opened FileMaker, saved the Content Management example to my desktop. No changes. Selected File Sharing. ticked Network Sharing ON.
opened my iphone. Selected my computer for host. Typed Contentent Management after the default host name. Bam. done.
I routinely use Filemaker Server and this was the first time I attempted to share files from a local machine. Only difference I can see it the need to manually type
in the file name...
Thanks for the reply Charles, but unfortunately it didn't work for me. Even typing the IP and/or host name + the file name doesn't work. For some reason FM Go can't see my server. I can ping my macbook from my iphone, but can't get to my shared solution.
If i reboot in safe mode sharing works perfectly.
It really sounds like a firewall issue on the MacBook Pro. Can you post screen captures of the Security & Privacy prefs pane? The Firewall tab would be the most relevant one. FileMaker Pro also shows up under Privacy > Accessibility as well.
One other bit - are the computer and the iPhone on the same network? I know sometimes my iPhone defaults to the guest network rather than the primary network. This is a bit of a slim chance as you can connect when in Safe Mode.
Screenshots attached. i have the firewall turned off, so it's accepting all incoming connections.
The accessibility pane doesn't list FileMaker.
Yes, I also verified that the iPhone and the Macbook are on the same network. You're correct, it's got to be something on the macbook blocking communication. I get the exact same behavior on my home network. Normal boot, no go. Safe Mode, all good. I've played with the firewall setting too, but no change.
Odd, I have FM showing up in Accessibility. Wonder if it was from a web viewer or something.
Do you have any other Prefs panes that might block network connections - Little Snitch, etc? You mentioned having File Sharing off. My MacBook Pro has it on.
Try Energy Saver - see how long the computer is set to stay awake and the Wake For Network Access is checked.
Also check inside the database file for sharing options. Make sure the Network Sharing is on and the correct checkbox for Users, By Priv Set and No Users is set properly. These are also unlikely since you have been able to connect remotely.
Last one, create a new user account on the computer. Put the file somewhere that you can access it (an external or someplace) and try sharing from there.
No other pref panes or apps. Engery saver pane is set as you described with screen time out of 15 minutes.
All the database options are set. i have it setup for all users. I'm just taking the pre-made solutions for now, but even solutions i've made wont work.
I created a new user on the machine and launched a solution, but not go. same result.
I also turned file sharing back on. I had turned it off since i know in safe mode it gets disabled. I was think there may be a conflict between file sharing and FMP, but not the case. Apparently FMP will share the file even if you have file sharing off.
I've pretty much deleted every non-apple program with the exception of ms office, but none of that seems to help.
Do you also have ms office installed by chance?
Office is installed here. No issues. Possible a router is hijacking things?
originally i thought that, but since it works in safe mode that wouldn't be the case. The router would still block it.
I'm pulling my hair out.
Thanks for your suggestions. I do appreciate your help.
Found the problem. Happened to find something semi related in the forums here. https://fmdev.filemaker.com/message/123643
It was an extra web security feature installed in the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client that apparently runs over those ports.
I uninstalled that feature and the solutions are now visible. My VPN is probably hosed, but i can deal with that later.