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Old 07-10-2005, 12:17 AM   #1
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Nautilus Can't Access WebDAV Folder

I'm using Ubuntu Hoary, and have been playing with WebDAV on Apache on my server (Fedora Core 3).

I've made a WebDAV enabled directory on the web server and can access it on another box running KDE (on Kanotix) with Konqueror. I just put "webdavs://webserver/directory" and it works.

However on my Ubuntu box with Nautilus I can't make it work. I do a "Connect to Server", then pick Secure WebDAV for service type and put in the server and folder. This creates an icon on my desktop for the WebDAV folder. If I double click it I get a new empty tab in Firefox and an errror dialog that says "davs is not a registered protocol".

I'm a lot better with KDE than Gnome. I'd like to have it work on Nautilus (not using Firefox). Can anyone tell me how to configure things so that WebDAV works in Gnome on Ubuntu?
Old 07-11-2005, 07:01 PM   #2
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better than mine, I cannot use ssh/sftp in nautilus for some weird reasons.
Old 07-13-2005, 09:30 AM   #3
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Got It Working

It turned out to be in the Apache setup. Very simple, but the non-helpful error message from Nautilus didn't lend itself to easy diagnosis.

I just called my test share "webdav" and used a location directive to set it up:

<Location /webdav/>
Dav On

Well I removed the trailing slash and now it works fine:

<Location /webdav>

Konqueror was fine either way but both Nautilus and Windows Explorer didn't like the trailing slash.

Maybe that will help someone else.


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