Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 231068
WebDAV not usable with Nautilus if files/directories on the webserver have "sophisticated" access control
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:31:13 EST
Description of problem:
I have a webserver (CentOS 4.4, latest patches, mod_dav_svn-1.4.3-0.1.el4.rf,
httpd-2.0.59-1.el4s1.5.el4.centos)and have WebDAV enabled. Everything works
fine, with HTTP basic authentication, unless there are folders/directories which
have different ownership than the user that is connecting. For example:
The / directory is viewable by any user, the "user1" directory is owned by
"user1" (HTTP basic authentication, and "Require user" in the Apache config) and
the directory "user2" is owned by "user2". Nautilus does not like it and will
start doing weird stuff.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up a webserver with Apache
2. Enable DAV with HTTP basic auth
3. create two users
4. require user1 for 1 directory, require user2 for another directory
5. connect, browse, try to enter a directory, which is owned by another user
than the connecting user
Nautilus fails to enter the directory, prompts for a password for the current
user, which is clearly wrong, since it should try to connect as the owner of the
I don't know what the correct behaviour should be, but I think Nautilus should
at least give me the option to connect as a different user. cadaver does this
for example, by prompting for a different user name.
I forgot to add: nautilus-2.16.2-7.fc6, but it has plagued me for a bit longer.
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