Apache24 and WebDaV

Frank Leonhardt frank2 at fjl.co.uk
Thu Feb 8 18:16:39 UTC 2018

On 2018-02-08 16:35, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> 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!
> Valeri

This figures. IME using 2.2 files with 2.4 is a non-starter - too much 
has changed, including defaults.

FWIW I've used the move from Apache 2.2 to migrate to Nginx instead, and 
life is good so far.

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