How To Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On Ubuntu 10.04 - Page 3

7 Configure A Linux Client (GNOME) To Connect To The WebDAV Share

If you want to connect to the WebDAV share from a GNOME desktop, go to Places > Connect to Server...:

Select WebDAV (HTTP) as the Service type, type in the Server ( in this example) and then the Folder (webdav). Do not fill in a User Name yet because otherwise the connection will fail. Click on Connect afterwards:

Now you are being prompted for a user name and password. Type in test along with the password, then click on Connect:

You might get the following error...

... but at the same time the WebDAV share should appear on the desktop, which means you can ignore the error:

Double-click on the icon to open the WebDAV share:


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From: Fabien at: 2011-04-05 08:11:05

You can see your files which are in the webdav directory, by typing the root address of the web apache.

Best regards,


From: at: 2011-04-08 21:34:27

When I get to step 5, this is my result:

john@server1 ~ $ sudo cadaver http://localhost/webdav
[sudo] password for john: 
Could not connect to `localhost' on port 80:
Could not connect to server: Connection refused


The only thing I changed in your instructions was the name and password (I did not use test and test). Any guidance would be appreciated. 

From: Anonymous at: 2011-09-22 23:34:00

I have a trouble with connection. Pls help me. What's wrong i did?
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From: Anonymous at: 2010-10-12 14:17:03

Finally, a webdav HOWTO that makes sense and actually works after following the instructions.

 I've been looking to enable wedav access to the main/default apache folder(/var/www) for a while.  But everyone goes into creating some other folder to enable webdav access on.  Thanks to your tutorial, I was able to add the webdav section where it's needed for /var/www and voila!  It works!

 Thank you.