webDAV Documentation Lacking


#1

Hi there, I am not very familiar with webDAV but it seemed straightforward enough to setup. I created a subdomain subdirectory and made it webDAV enabled and did not put a password on it… Instructions I have found have told me that in XP I simply need to add a new network place and point it to the URL. However, XP keeps prompting for username and password. I can’t seem to leave it empty, nor does my shell usr and pass seem to work… Just not sure what I’m missing here… Any help is appreciated


#2

You need to hack the registry for it to work with apache webdav.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient\Parameters
add a key “UseBasicAuth”=dword:00000001

Restart.

I don’t recommend using webdav on dreamhost since it’s mostly useless; no php. And the files created with webdav are inaccessible from ftp or shell, since they belong to a different user.