Spurred on by this, I think it'd be really neat to set up a nearly complete replacement for Apple's ".mac" service on a Dreamhost account. It seems very possible.
It seems to me the steps are: 1) Set up a webdav server that behaves like .mac's webdav server; 2) Fool OS X into connecting to my Dreamhost-based server instead of the .mac one.
The problem is, I don't understand Apache or webDAV enough to make this happen. Any Mac users want to help me out a bit?
There are certainly several battles to fight here, since .mac offers a wide range of services. I'm mostly looking for iDisk, iBackup and iSync functionality.
Anyway, I'd love some help from someone who knows what they're doing. I've started to apply the information from the aforementioned article, but truth be told I'm not really sure where to start.