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    [howto] Mount your Box.Net account using WebDAV

    Hello!

    You can mount your Box.Net account to easily upload/download files.

    First, install davfs2:

    Code:
    # apt-get install davfs2
    Now, create the mount directory:

    Code:
    # mkdir /media/box.net
    and mount:

    Code:
    # mount -t davfs http://www.box.net/dav /media/box.net
    Insert your username and password and it's done!

    You can also put your username/password in /etc/davfs2/secrets

    Code:
    echo "http://www.box.net/dav   username   password" >> /etc/davfs2/secrets
    So, mount will not ask for username/password.

    Also, Konqueror can access Box.Net directly using the WebDAV protocol:

    Code:
    webdav://www.box.net/dav
    (I think the protocol is just "dav://" in Nautilus)

    If you want a Free Box.Net account,
    Box.Net

    Tested in Kubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06

    More info and options:
    Code:
    $ man mount.davfs
    Regards,
    Ping Fløød
    #356111

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    Re: [howto] Mount your Box.Net account using WebDAV

    Thank you !
    Very nice

    Btw, Is there somethg else than box.net
    is there any good concurrents to this program ??

    Pat'

    -
    I tried; works great !!
    I added -o rw
    but still cannot drag & drop (copy) from rox filer ... Is it normal ??

    Thx
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    Re: [howto] Mount your Box.Net account using WebDAV

    Wow, Box.net is really cool. Thanks for posting the howto.

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    Re: [howto] Mount your Box.Net account using WebDAV

    Hmm.... this seems to be doing some really strange things... Copying a picture into the /media/box.net/ folder seems to work, using mv to move the picture it has suddenly disappeared (though it's now showing in the web interface but without a name...) I would be careful with this service

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    Re: [howto] Mount your Box.Net account using WebDAV

    I was trying to do this via "Connect to server" in the places menu and kept having trouble, how should I put the settings in there? I'd like the keyring to manager my password for this and also auto connect for me.

    Is this possible?

    L

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    Re: [howto] Mount your Box.Net account using WebDAV

    Quote Originally Posted by naked
    I was trying to do this via "Connect to server" in the places menu and kept having trouble, how should I put the settings in there? I'd like the keyring to manager my password for this and also auto connect for me.

    Is this possible?

    L
    For the autoconnect, I guess the regular /etc/fstab would work ...
    then, you can play with permissions.


    And, to mount the google box, is it the same way ?
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    Re: [howto] Mount your Box.Net account using WebDAV

    @naked | anyone else:

    Nautilus File Browser >> File >> Connect To Server
    or
    Start Menu >> Places >> Connect To Server

    then

    Code:
    Service type = Secure WebDAV (HTTPS)
    Server = www.box.net
    Port = [leave blank]
    Folder = dav
    User Name = [optional, log-in will prompt for it]
    Name To Use For Connection = ["boxnet" or whatever label you prefer]
    note:
    Like joakim2 had very mixed experience with above in Ubuntu Dapper/Power PC (G4). Had error with davfs2. Worked great with Kubuntu Dapper/Konqueror on same machine ... faster than Box.Net web access, split-pane interface, notifications ... suddenly a very useful service. Bookmarked. Used following to access:

    Code:
    webdavs://box.net/dav [certificate throws error]
    or
    webdav://box.net/dav
    Haven't used Box.Net long enough to comment on quality of service itself, but so far so good.

    @patrick295767:
    When I checked around a month or so ago, Box.Net looked like best free option in terms of space, access and single upload size.

    Hope that helps ....

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    Re: [howto] Mount your Box.Net account using WebDAV

    Add:

    Had best results in Ubuntu with Cadaver, a command-line webDAV client. Fast, simple. Could only get it to work with HTTP access.

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    Cool Re: [howto] Mount your Box.Net account using WebDAV

    I was having trouble mounting dav shares as a local user:

    Code:
    /usr/lib/mount.davfs-2.6: Can't get root permissions, maybe program is not setuid
    I verified that the folders I created for the local mount points are readable by the user. I would prefer to not have to make the program SUID, but I had to in order for it to allow normal users to mount:

    Code:
    foo@myhost:/$ sudo chmod u+s /usr/lib/mount.davfs-2.6
    I couldn't think of any other ways to do this, as the man page states that the files are owned by the user who mounted the resource, which would mean that root would always own them.

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    Re: [howto] Mount your Box.Net account using WebDAV

    Quote Originally Posted by pingflood View Post
    Hello!

    You can mount your Box.Net account to easily upload/download files.
    Are you donating the money from your referrals to Ubuntu/Open Source projects?

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