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Jonathan Martens


Contrib 9:
The latest version of smeserver-mod_dav is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.


This contrib provides mod_dav for SME Server, it has been written to make sure it is installed as it is required by my Subversion contrib, but it can be used independently to add DAV to i-bays as well, this way you can, for instance, use it to store your iCal web calendar files, using the WebDAV protocol.


Install the contrib:

yum install smeserver-mod_dav --enablerepo=smecontribs


DAV access is disabled for all ibays by default.

Enable/disable DAV access for an ibay

To enable DAV access to an ibay use the following commands:

db accounts setprop ibay-name ModDav enabled
signal-event ibay-modify ibay-name

To disable DAV access to an ibay use the following commands:

db accounts setprop ibay-name ModDav disabled
signal-event ibay-modify ibay-name

ETag http response header (FileETag) settings

According to bugzilla:4482 there seems to be a problem when using Sunbird calendar sharing in DAV enabled ibays. To fix this you can define the FileETag setting to a value of none using the following command:

db accounts setprop ibay-name ModDav-FileETag none

More information on possible FileETag options can be found in the Apache documentation.


Accessing a DAV enabled ibay

DAV-enabled Ibays can be accessed in any of several ways:

through Windows My Network Places
  1. Open "My Network Places"
  2. Select "Add a network place"
  3. Choose "Next"
  4. Choose "Another network location"
  5. Enter the address to your DAV enabled ibay, for instance http://server/data or https://server/data
through Internet Explorer

According to this post you can allow Windows/Internet Explorer users to open your DAV-enabled Ibays in Explorer for read-write access directly from your website by using code similar to the lines below.

As a (normal) link:

<a href="http://localhost/data/">Link to folder</a>

As a webfolder:

<a href="" folder="http://localhost/data/">Link to data folder</a>


Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-mod_dav component or use this link .