[conspire] Receiving larger files from non-linux users?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Oct 15 18:14:19 PDT 2012

Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben at mrbrklyn.com):

> There is nothing to look into.  Do you "look into" climbing a staircase
> or breathing air.

I'm put into the bizarre situation of wanting to articulate the usage
case for WebDAV, which I _personally_ haven't been using much because
I just use much older and geekier tools.

WebDAV is the IETF's extension to HTTP via RFC 4918 to add controls 
for user-authenticated submission, creation, changing, and moving files 
on a remote Web server.  It's good.  It works.  It solves real problems.

Linux clients to WebDAV services include a couple of FUSE filesystem
implementations, KDE filesystem-like support via the kio_http ioslave, 
GNOME Nautilus, and a command-line tool reminiscent of lftp that has the
rather unfortunate name 'cadaver'.

And there is native WebDav filesystem client software built into all
releases of OS X and all MS-Windows since Win98 (where it's called 'Web

Try it before you knock it.  

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