Aug 042011

This is an article of mine, originally published on Wazi

Apache is the world’s most popular web server and its normal use is to provide websites on the Web, but sometimes you can use it also to provide other services.

In this tutorial we’ll see how to set up an Apache with DAV and LDAP to create a file server, which according to the user profile on Ldap will give them permission to read, write, or none.

How you can use it?

A file server like this can be used easily from Windows, Mac or Linux; files can be accessed both from the web with any browser or with programs that support the DAV protocol. As an example you could keep your group calendar there and update it with Lighting (a Thunderbird extension for calendaring), and so every member of the group will have his calendar in sync with this method; or you can use it as a basic documentation system where to put your doc, PDF, or any document and share them in your company (or outside if you want).
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Sep 192010

WebDAV is always been one of my favorite protocol, because it permit to easily share file system and give user the permission of upload files, on the other side using it from Linux it’s always been a thorn while on Windows it works completely integrated with the OS.

What’s WebDAV ?

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).

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