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api-content.dropbox.com = amazonaws.com?

Jul 19, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Hi,

I'm trying to build a sharpbox app that sits behind a corporate firewall. We've opened ports (80, 443) to the dropbox domain, and the dropbox app runs fine. But sharpbox seems to want to go to an amazon hosted site (in DropBoxStorageProviderService.cs) for data exchange. 

Opening up amazon across our firewall horrifies my network guys..

Any suggestions?

Yours, PdeV

Jul 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Hi,

SharpBox is using the official API interface for 3rd party application (which is not the same the DropBox client is using). The DNS names for the communication are 

api.dropbox.com  --> Only Metadata --> Directory and File Browsing

api-content.dropbox.com --> Mass Data --> Downloading or Uploading files

Since 1.0.3 SharpBox is using SSL only (if you not disabled this) so port 443 should be enough. 

As I know DropBox is using Amazon as a service provider for the infratructure so could be that the API servers are running in Amazon.

 

I hope this helps

Cheer
Dirk