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