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I am trying to get additional functionality from a school website that can allow multiple file uploads/downloads via drag and drop between the site's Resources folders and my personal computer via a WebDAV client, versus downloading each individual file manually. However, this feature is only officially supported for Windows and Mac, or for 3rd-party clients for those operating systems. I would like to be able to use this feature with Ubuntu 11.04.

I have already taken a look at this question, but had no luck with its answer...probably because it never asks me for my school password, and I can't find a way to input one.

If there's a way to do this using what's already installed by default, or from some other application, please let me know.

UPDATE: When I try connecting through Nautilus, I get the following error message, regardless of whether I picked WebDAV (http) or Secure WebDAV (https):

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And just to reiterate, at no point does it ever ask for my password.

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I can't see a file > connect to option under nautilus. Can someone please send a screenshot? see screenshot here: –  user2851108 Mar 28 at 6:48
    
@user2851108 I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 2 currently, but there it should be in the menubar. (You could probably find it using the HUD by tapping Alt, too.) –  WarriorIng64 Apr 5 at 3:36
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In Nautilus (the file browser), select File > Connect to ... and select WebDAV. Enter the information you need, such as a host name, a directory, port and username. Check the box to create a bookmark, and you'll find it in your Files and Folder lense and in the left pane in Nautilus.

You'll be able to use your WebDAV share as if it were a local folder.

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I get an error message when I try this, for which I've added a picture above. –  WarriorIng64 Sep 4 '11 at 17:19
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Right. Don't add https:// to the address. Only the hostname. –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Sep 5 '11 at 1:32
    
Thanks for the tip...regular WebDAV still wouldn't work, but selecting Secure WebDAV did the trick. It finally asked me for my password and I was logged on. Thanks! –  WarriorIng64 Sep 5 '11 at 17:53
    
"HTTP Error: Found" What does that even mean?! –  Cerin Jul 18 at 20:19
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All of the server connections are handled in the same way in nautilus. You fill out the data for nautilus to connect to the remote server at which point it will be added as a bookmark to the bookmarked folders list.

The first time you try to connect to the server if it is password protected you will be asked to provide the password and you will be asked whether you want to save the password permanently, for the current session or forget immediately. Once the server has been mounted it can be browsed like any other folder on your system.

Hope this helps

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The server should be password-protected, as indicated in the Windows setup instructions for any of the given clients. And yet it doesn't ask for one in Nautilus, but instead gives me an error window I added a picture of above. –  WarriorIng64 Sep 4 '11 at 17:18
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This looks more like a windows name resolution problem... it cannot resolve the netbios name of the server. It should work with te IP address however.

-To mount a windows share on a DHCP network, it is convenient to be able to mount by netbios name... it's very easy:

1) Edit your /etc/nsswitch.conf file with your preferred editor (gedit, kate, nano, vim, etc)... search through the file and look for the line that looks something like this:

hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4

...and add "wins" to the end of the line so it looks something like this:

hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] wins dns mdns4

2) Save the file. Note: "wins" MUST come before "dns" if you are using the openDNS service.

3) Now you'll need to install winbind

Code: sudo apt-get install winbind

4) Reboot, or restart your network.

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I think it looks more like he's typed in https:// in the host field, which makes the address davs://username@hostname, which is incorrect. -1 –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Sep 5 '11 at 1:33
    
You're very fast to downvote an answer that absolutely does no harm. I quote what it says in the Privileges Page:"Downvoting should be reserved for extreme cases. It's not meant as a substitute for communication and editing." –  nejode Sep 7 '11 at 11:55
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Well, your answer seemed to be obviously wrong. If it was only a small error, then I would've recommended an edit. But in this case, that would mean changing everything since the main assumption was wrong. –  Jo-Erlend Schinstad Sep 7 '11 at 14:12
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