How can I access an Evolution addressbook from another Ubuntu computer in the same LAN?

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Tue Mar 3 14:47:31 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 9:06 AM, Detlef Lechner <Detlef.Lechner at> wrote:
> Hello,
> how can I access an Evolution address book from a remote Ubuntu
> 8.04.2 computer in the same LAN ?
> Evolution provides the plugin CalDAV.
> There is a process evolution-data-server-2.22.

Please note, this is educated guessing - I could be wrong, but....

I think the evolution-data-server is the backend for the mail etc on
your local machine - i.e. it only serves to itself.

CalDAV is for calendaring, not for contacts.

To do shared address books you need an LDAP server - see

Anyone else have experience here?


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