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Old 12-07-2006, 12:53 PM   #1
Hamsjael
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Angry webdav from ie6 on w2k3 to apache2


Hi

I have a debian sarge web/ftp server, and need to allow for webdav uploads to it from customers w2k3 servers with ie6.

I have gone through the hurdles off getting it to work on XP. M$ broke webdav completely with their f***** broken browser on WintendoXP, but now it works over https.

To get winXP to connect to webdav using basic auth. (through the idiotic "my network places" procedure) it NEEDS to run https. then it works.

But on w2k3 they have probably introduced some kind off "security"*1 crap to handicap the browser/OS, yet again, against webdav. The only thing happening when trying to connect to my webdav server is an immediate "https://fooobar/" is not a valid network location..... AARRGGHH i hate that f***** toy-OS.

Hope somebody has a hint

best regards
Brian Simonsen


*1 Why is it not possible for microsoft to make a browser that support a thing like webdav or sftp?? instead they insist on doing everything with their own bullshit RPC protocols. it's NOT secure that the only option to transer files on the Internet with a vanilla w2k3 or XP is ftp!!

"A User-friendly OS is NOT the same thing as retard-friendly OS"
 
Old 12-11-2006, 06:38 PM   #2
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I got WebDAV from IE > Apache to work by explicitly specifying a subfolder within a share, e.g.

http://myserver.mydomain.com/folder/subfolder/

This is a known bug and workaround.

Wierdly, MS were one of the initial sponsors and advocates of WebDAV. I agree that their failure to ship either an SFTP client or a non-broken WebDAV client is rather...unimpressive :-|.
 
Old 12-12-2006, 12:51 PM   #3
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Thanks

I have got it working from WindowsXP, it works if using https and you specify a subfolder.

On w2k3 however the webfolder component used when opening webdav folders is not even installed! As far as i can see it is not possible at all to use webdav to other than IIS from vanilla w2k3!!... Bastards are they not!? ;-)

It is possible to download the webfolder component from microsoft (requires WGA), It is part of office. When installed w2k3 has the same behavior as winXP when opening webdav folders from file -> open -> check "open as webfolder" in IE.

The file is called Webfldrs-KB892211-ENU.exe and can be downloaded from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

The other option in windows is to map a network drive to webdav folder, but as far as i have been able to figure out this REQUIRES CIFS (windows) authentication.

I wonder how much development time at Microsoft is spent introducing artificiel limitations and paranoid licensing crap instead of actually trying to improve their apps.

btw, the subfolder limitation is not limited to IE, i cant seem to acces the root folder of my (virtual) apache server from any webdav client ??

Regards

Brian Simonsen
 
Old 12-13-2006, 01:37 PM   #4
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It's been a while, but IIRC my understanding was the same: mapped drives that attach to WebDAV shares require Windows authentication.

Which WebDAV clients have you been using? In the circumstances I'd do basic tests with Cadaver, and then try other clients once I had established that the Apache config was OK. Note that the Debian package for Cadaver doesn't include SSL support (licensing issue with OpenSSL).

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