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Bug 231068 - WebDAV not usable with Nautilus if files/directories on the webserver have "sophisticated" access control
Summary: WebDAV not usable with Nautilus if files/directories on the webserver have "s...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomáš Bžatek
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-05 22:14 UTC by Armijn Hemel
Modified: 2015-03-03 22:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-06 19:19:28 UTC

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Description Armijn Hemel 2007-03-05 22:14:31 UTC
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):

How reproducible:


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
Actual results:

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

Expected results:

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.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Armijn Hemel 2007-03-05 22:15:24 UTC
I forgot to add: nautilus-2.16.2-7.fc6, but it has plagued me for a bit longer.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:28:07 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 19:19:26 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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