1.8 Ghz G5 tower
2.5g of ram
problem: can not log in via the mobileme control panel - or the mobileme website
I tried the mobile me control panel with 2 diff valid accounts and after a min or so I get an account validation error message
Have also tried MobileMe login with nonsense login and receive the same result
Have tried resetting SyncServices and have reinstalled 10.5.8 update
what's more curious is that I couldn't get through to the following apple websites
each time i get a "Safari can't open the page because the server where this page is located isn't responding
and when I tried to use mobile me support via chat it gave me the same message as the above sites
tried Firefox - same result - can't hit those pages
nslookup does return IP addresses for those domains and subdomains
entering the IP address for those subdomains in a browser yields the same result as the DN
I am trying to avoid installing the server from scratch as it took a long time to get this setup stable
only other apps that run regularly on this setup are Backup (which is disabled now because of Mobile Me) and Carbon Copy Cloner which clones the startup drive to a Mirror drive
A bug (or trojan?) in the OS is apparently blocking the server from accessing those sites. I can't even open an iChat session from this box to troubleshoot with MobileMe support.
I've also tried deleting all the pertinent Preference files.
The sites are accessible from other Macs on the same subnet, so this can't be a firewall issue.