How to install and configure Webdav ubuntu 11.04/mint11

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Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is a set of methods based on the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) that facilitates collaboration between users in editing and managing documents and files stored on World Wide Web servers. WebDAV was defined in RFC 4918 by a working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

The WebDAV protocol makes the Web a readable and writable medium, in line with Tim Berners-Lee’s original vision.[1] It provides a framework for users to create, change and move documents on a server (typically a web server or “web share”). The most important features of the WebDAV protocol include:

 

I-Installl  webdav in Ubuntu 11.04 and LinuxMint11

  • I- Install apache and  encoding  moduls

sudo apt-get install apache2 libapache2-mod-encoding
I-2  enable  webdav modules

a2enmod dav_fs
a2enmod dav

1-3 create webdave  directory and add permissions

mkdir -p /var/www/webdav
chown www-data. /var/www/webdav
chmod 770 /var/www/webdav

 

1-4 Restart apche2 to take the last modifications

/etc/init.d/apache2  restart

Now configure webdav Server

 vi  /etc/apache2/conf.d/webdav.conf

and  add
######################################################################################

Alias /webdav /var/www/webdav
 <Location /webdav>
 DAV On
 #SSLRequireSSL
 Options None
 AuthType Basic
 AuthName WebDAV
 AuthUserFile /etc/apache2/conf.d/.htpasswd
 <LimitExcept GET OPTIONS>
 Order allow,deny
 Allow from all
# IP address you allow

Require valid-user
 </LimitExcept>
 </Location>

#######################################################################################

II-run this  command  to  apply  thewebdav   encoding

a2enmod dav* encoding
 Enabling module dav.
Considering dependency dav for dav_fs:
Module dav already enabled
Enabling module dav_fs.
Enabling module dav_lock.
Enabling module encoding.
Run '/etc/init.d/apache2 restart' to activate new configuration!

 

III-Make  access  to  webdav server  for  user  admin

III-1 run under root  access

 htpasswd  -c /etc/apache2/conf.d/.htpasswd admin
 New password:
# set password
 Re-type new password:
# confirm
Adding password for user admin
/etc/init.d/apache2 restart
 * Restarting web server apache2
... waiting ...done.


III-2 Now open the webdab with http://localhost/webdav  or with cadaver tool

root@pirat9-VirtualBox:~# cadaver http://localhost/webdav
Authentication required for WebDAV on server `localhost’:
Username: admin
Password:
dav:/webdav/>

Now   how  to connect   from Windows to  webdav server

 


To connect  from Linux  (ubuntu   example)

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