[Wolves] WebDAV

Old Dan dan at dannyboy.dnsalias.org
Fri Feb 27 16:20:56 GMT 2004

Aquarius wrote:
> I've got a mixed Windows/Linux network at Castle Aq. Now, sharing files
> between the machines is a neat thing, I think. Since NFS bites the fat
> one, I thought that the best way to do this was with Samba. But I
> am rapidly concluding that this is Not The Case, because I cannot
> get Samba to work properly. So, I got to thinking. Would it be easier
> to do this with WebDAV? MS Explorer does the "web folders" thing, and 
> there are a fair few Linux apps that will read and write WebDAV folders.
> Has anyone tried this? Is it any good? Please don't suggest that I
> just get Samba working, because I just don't *get* it for some reason.


I did try WebDAV once but it was Hard(tm).  I presume it would work for 
sharing files on the local network but TBH it'd be like using an ICBM to 
crack a nut - I mean I don't suppose you need the versioning and such it 
does do you?

PS: Samba is so easy even I (Mr. Big 'Answer lots of questions about 
Python at the meet and get /every single/ one of them wrong for some 
reason' Dan) have done it.  Sharing to/from every version of Win* from 
95 to XP with various Sambas from 2.0.17 to 3.0.  What's the problem 
you're having?

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