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"Getting started" guide for FoxTrot Pro peer-to-peer indexes? [message #596] Mon, 24 July 2017 19:25 Go to next message
SpivR
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Registered: July 2017
Junior Member
Evaluating moving from FoxTrot Personal to using 3-user FoxTrot
Professional with peer-to-peer shared indexes.

Each Mac will have a main index of files on that Mac, and access the index
of files on each of the other Macs.

It is not clear to me how to do this - Do I use the server pull-down in
FoxTrot to connect from one Mac to the others, or do I use file sharing to
expose the FoxTrot index files that are local on the Mac to the other Macs?

(I did a quick test using the "server" pulldown and I got a general "can't
connect to server" error.)
Re: "Getting started" guide for FoxTrot Pro peer-to-peer indexes? [message #597 is a reply to message #596] Fri, 28 July 2017 12:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
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SpivR wrote:

> Evaluating moving from FoxTrot Personal to using 3-user FoxTrot
> Professional with peer-to-peer shared indexes.
>
> It is not clear to me how to do this - Do I use the server pull-down in
> FoxTrot to connect from one Mac to the others, or do I use file sharing to
> expose the FoxTrot index files that are local on the Mac to the other Macs?
>
> (I did a quick test using the "server" pulldown and I got a general "can't
> connect to server" error.)

- share your index on the first Mac: "Manage indices" window, "sharing" tab.

- then connect to it in the "search sources" pane on the other Mac.

Both Macs should be on the same local network, in order to discover each other automatically.

Maybe the "can't connect to server" error could be caused by a firewall? If you have enabled macOS's firewall, make sure that FTStarter.app and FTProFileIndexer.app are allowed, in the "firewall options" dialog. A system dialog should appear automatically the first time to ask for this permission.

Jérôme - CTM Engineering


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Re: "Getting started" guide for FoxTrot Pro peer-to-peer indexes? [message #1525 is a reply to message #597] Mon, 17 October 2022 09:06 Go to previous message
Lou
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Registered: October 2022
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In case someone is looking for where to find the apps "FTStarter.app" "FTProFileIndexer.app" that Jérôme mentions: These are located in Package Content of FoxTrot Professional Search. You can find them by right-clicking on "FoxTrot Professional Search" and executing the command "Show Package Contents".

The apps are located in the folder "Contents" > "MacOS".

To add the apps to the firewall:
First, in the Finder as described above, show the contents of the Contents > MacOS folder so that you can see the apps in the Finder.

Open the System Preferences in a window next to it. Open Security & Privacy, then "Firewall" and there "Firewall Options". Click on the "+" sign. This will open a dialog to add more applications.

And in this dialog, drag either the FTStarter.app or FTProFileIndexer.app. The dialog will change to the folder where these apps are located. And finally you can select and add the apps.

The setting "Allow incoming connections" is activated automatically.

Greetings,
Lou
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