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Windows Server 2003 Security: A Technical Reference by Roberta Bragg

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Controlling Access to Web Folders Using WebDAV

Web-based Distributing Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) is an extension to the HTTP/1.1 standard, which allows clients to remotely publish, lock, and manage resources on the web. Before you discount this technique as just another way to update websites, and thus an area of concern only for those responsible for website security, think again.

  • WebDAV can be used to transfer data to and from a web folder for which the user is given permissions. The data does not have to be HTML files or web-executable scripts and programs. It can be Word files, text files, or any kind of file.

  • WebDAV folders allow properly permissioned users to copy and move files around in the WebDAV directory.

  • If permissioned, users ...

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