Managing Address Book Service
Use the Address Book pane to turn address book service on or off, or to limit each
user’s disk space for contact information stored on the server.
Limits how much disk space
each user’s address book
can use on the server
About Address Book Service
The address book service for Mac OS X Server, Address Book Server, allows users to
keep contact information on the server.
Users can view and add contact information in a server-based address book by using
the Address Book application on any Mac with Snow Leopard on the network. A Mac
with Snow Leopard can have its Address Book application automatically set up to use a
server-based address book. See “Setting Up Users’ Macs Automatically” on page 105.
Address Book Server also works with other contact management applications that
support the CardDAV open standard, such as the open source, cross-platform Mulberry
(www.mulberrymail.com). See “Setting Up Users’ Computers Manually” on page 113.
If you want to allow access to Address Book Server on the Internet and you have
a cable router, DSL router, or other network router, your router must have port
forwarding (port mapping) configured for Address Book Server. For more information,
see “Protecting a Small Network” on page 35.
If you want to allow access to Address Book Server outside your local network and your
local network has a separate firewall device, ask the firewall administrator to open the
firewall for the ports that Address Book Server uses. For a list of ports, see “Services and
Ports” on page 175.