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Re: Enabling WebDAV for home folder web sites

From: Jim Luther <luther.j@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 07:54:52 -0700
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
To: Frank Lowney <flowney@mail.gcsu.edu>
Message-Id: <3B2214B8-DC60-11D6-906E-0003934B6A22@apple.com>


I suggest you take this question to the Apple Support discussions area 
at <http://discussions.info.apple.com/>. The links you want to follow 
from there to get to the BBS where the Mac OS X Server's web services 
are discussed are:

     Mac OS X Server
       Mac OS X Server 10.2
         Web Services

- Jim

On Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at 09:44 AM, Frank Lowney wrote:

> Environment: MacOS X 10.2.1 (Apache w/ Mod_DAV)
> Following the Admin Guide PDF for MacOS X Server 10.2.1, I note that 
> turning on the webserver  will enable BOTH a general web site 
> (http://aladdin.gcsu.edu:8080) and web sites for all account holders 
> (http://aladdin.gcsu.edu:8080/~flowney).  I am using port 80 in 
> conjunction with QTSS so must use another port for the webserver but 
> that's not relevant to my question.
> My goal is to enable WebDAV realms for all users and this works fine 
> on the general webserver (Library/Webserver/Documents/ ... ) but 
> apparently not for home directories (Users/flowney/Sites/).  When I 
> attempt to set a realm to a home directory, I get an error message as 
> follows:
> The folder entered for this realm is not within the site's Web folder.
> Please enter or select another folder that is part of the site's Web 
> folder and try saving again.
> Is it that WebDAV cannot work within the context of a home folder web 
> site or is it that Apple has decided not to implement WebDAV for user 
> folders at this time?  Clearly, the GUI disallows this but could I not 
> manually implement WebDAV for home folder web sites in some way? If 
> so, please point me to any supporting documentation on how to do this. 
>  We have a lot of faculty who would very much prefer to use WebDAV in 
> conjunction with Dreamweaver, GoLive and FrontPage 2002.
> Please CC any replies and thanks in advance for any illumination.
> -- 
> =====================================================================
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>     Office of Information and Instructional Technology,
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