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Enterprise Networking Planet: WebDAV: File Transfers as Easy As Your Desktop

Nov 27, 2004, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"The latest hot protocol for all you cutting-edge admins is WebDAV, or 'Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning.' WebDAV converts HTTP/HTTPS from a read-only protocol into a read/write protocol. Or, in plainer terms, it makes Web publishing almost as easy as Web surfing. Because the DAV protocol is an extension to HTTP, it can take advantage of existing features like SSL for encryption and certificate-based authentication, and HTTP basic authentication. And a nice side benefit is gliding through firewalls with ease..."

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