Nginx and WebDAV

Hello folks,

Let me first thank for nginx. Among OSS, this is one of the projects I
respect the most. You’re
keeping the russian flag up high :slight_smile:

I have settled with nginx some 3 years ago, after many years with
Apache, and two hops
with cherokee and lighttpd.
Back at the time of Apache I was an addicted user of WebDAV. WebDAV is
the simplest to
use, simplest to administer, most efficient and most portable system for
sharing files over
the web. Because of this, I have been craving to have the same
possibility with Nginx
ever since.

Over these years, I occasionally repeated a search for alternatives like
standalone servers, or
third party modules to accompany nginx. I have to say I am impressed
that, despite the vast
utility of WebDAV, I still can’t find a stable and reputable
alternative.

With this message, besides reporting my personal feedback, I would like
to:

  1. ask the team (Igor?) for an insight on this. I guess I read there is
    no plan nor interest in ever
    completing the WebDAV module (OPTIONS and PROPFIND methods), but I can’t
    find trace
    of this anymore. Is this (still) the case? If so, could you cast a rough
    estimate of the amount
    of work that’d be required?

  2. poll the community to assess what is the actual public interest on
    such feature. Who is interested,
    can you please follow up this post?

cheers
michele

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,27243,27243#msg-27243

there has been interest in a mod_svn or something of that nature from
many people. i think it could be done just by implementing these extra
http verbs required for webdav.

(not 100% sure, but i know that those missing are not helping)

i for one would be very interested in this (mainly so i can do svn
through nginx, in fact, i have a request right now to implement svn
over https and it’s making it more complex because i have to use
apache’s svn module and proxy to it)

note: i would be willing to contribute some $$ to this cause (to get
an svn module going, especially if it could be put into nginx without
being a third party module)

mike Wrote:

note: i would be willing to contribute some $$ to this cause (to get
an svn module going, especially if it could be put into nginx without
being a third party module)

Nginx is so functional, and now so widespread, that the lack of WebDAV
support is becoming a pretty apparent spot. To this end, I’d like to
sponsor some work too. I.e., for having WebDAV’s fundamental operations
(like uploading/fetching/deleting/renaming resources) functioning with
the most popular clients (windows, OS X Finder, ). To give some figures,
100€ or 150 CHF or $150 could be a start.

Please assess the figure summing up with mike’s offer. If other users
reading this forum are interested too, please consider making further
offers, shrapnel makes the bomb.
michele

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,27243,111582#msg-111582

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