Apache24 and WebDaV

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Thu Feb 8 16:35:24 UTC 2018

On 02/08/18 09:26, James B. Byrne via freebsd-questions wrote:
> I am transferring an existing WebDaV site running under Apache22 on
> CentOS to a FreeBSD-11 jail running Apache24.  I have transferred the
> Apache22 configuration file for this service to the Apache24 site and
> altered it to handle the changes in Apache24.
> The service starts on the jail without error and I can attempt to
> connect to it from the Mate desktop file browser on my workstation.
> But I keep getting the error : Not a WebDAV enabled share.
> I have searched for this error and found a discussion that says point
> blank that WebDAV is broken on Apache24.  I cannot believe this is
> true but I applied the suggested fix to the WebDaV directory
> configuration in Apache24 (add DirectoryIndex disabled). This changed
> nothing.

I have a bunch of servers with WebDAV that run under Apache 2.4 for 
quite some time. No problem with them all works as it should. Some were 
transferred from Apache 2.2. This is the moment to be careful: start 
with Apache 2.4 own configuration, and add blocks of config necessary to 
your particular stuff, but after taking them from apache 2.2 config 
file, you will need to rewrite them the way Apache 2.4 requires, which 
is different. (And checking which modules do you request loaded in new 
apache may help too).

Good luck!


> Does anyone here have a working WebDaV configuration for Apache24 that
> they could share with me so I can compare and discover if I have
> missed some obscure setting; or an Apache24 change thereto?
> Thanks,

Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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