Dreamhost WebDav is set up through the Goodies:WebDav control panel. You can create a directory with password protection (you can add users and passwords in the control panel), or without protection, by not checking the box. Actually dhapache owns the directory. Files added to it (when protected) have -rw-r----- permissions. So ftp/ssh users can see but not alter the files.
My question remains: Are the only choices for DH WebDav rw protected or rw unprotected? Anyway to have read all but write protected files?
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