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    Default Getting freebusy information from a URL in iCal format

    Hi,
    Is it possible to configure Zimbra to get freebusy information for non-local users from an external server? This server provides the information via HTTP in iCal format. The users belong to the same domain.

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    Diego

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    Looks like the answer is "that's impossible" ... :P

    Oh, no... some hacking again

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    I don't think this is what you're looking for but just in case: Bug 36322 – Ability to generate ics freebusy feed as VEVENTs instead of VFREEBUSYs

    I think this is what you want: Bug 35304 – Allow access to external users' internet free-busy, similar to Outlook

    Note that there are different ways of publishing freebusy. The "normal" way is to use VFREEBUSY objects, which is how Outlook reads internet free/busy. It's also what Zimbra currently publishes. (As a quirk, Outlook/MS call this .vfb whereas Zimbra uses .ifb, but this has no effect on interoperability.)

    Bug 35304 is about getting ZWC to subscribe to .ifb/.vfb feeds.

    Bug 36322 has to do with the "alternate" way of publishing freebusy--it just uses "scrubbed" VEVENT objects to show when you're busy, without divulging any other information. With this method, any client that can read iCalendar can display the published f/b time as a calendar. E.g. Zimbra or Mac iCal. In Zimbra you subscribe to a published .ics by creating a calendar and then ticking the box (in the properties) that says "Synchronize appointments from remote calendar", with the URL of the calendar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ewilen View Post
    Yes, that's what I want. So, I'll have to wait

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