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Re: Problems with Autoversioning and WebDAV with Windows XP

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: 2004-10-15 07:23:24 CEST

--On Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:27 PM -0400 Mark Phippard
<MarkP@softlanding.com> wrote:

> Should probably update the book to show this. It looks like if you add
> the :80 to the URL when creating the link in Windows XP (at least with
> SP2) it does not have the problems described in the book.
>
> By the way, this is the message that caused me to suggest that he try
> that.
>
> http://dav.lyra.org/pipermail/dav-dev/2002-July/003772.html

It's a well-known issue with the WebDAV client in WinXP. The authentication
tokens it passes to the HTTP server are in an IIS-only format. Who knows why.
But, mod_auth_msfix solves this problem on the server-side:

<http://www.luluware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=38>

I'd suggest that someone write this up as a FAQ and/or patch the book. More
info also available at:

<http://dav.lyra.org/pipermail/dav-dev/2003-November/005150.html>
<http://dav.lyra.org/pipermail/dav-dev/2004-March/005388.html>

FWIW, I tried to contact the author of the mod_auth_msfix module to see about
including it in future releases of httpd, but I didn't receive a reply. Oh,
well. -- justin

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