[nycbug-talk] ipad remote storage question

Marc Spitzer mspitzer at gmail.com
Wed May 18 17:40:19 EDT 2011

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 04:21:46PM -0400, Marc Spitzer wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have a roll out at work for 200+ ipads in the fall, 400 in 2 years,
>> and we need to provide remote file storage/access.  I have spoken to
>> apple about it and they are recommending webdav.  I was wondering if
>> anyone else had any different ideas or product recommendations?
>> Currently we are testing with apache/webdav and each user gets his own
>>  <location></location> stanza in apache config, its fine for 5-10 but
>> will become a bit unwieldy when it grows.
> just thinking off the top of my head, but perhaps you could use
> webdav+ldap to help scale this out?  haven't looked at docs too closely,
> but i'm thinking something along the lines of pulling user auth along
> with some webdav attributes from ldap...

Perhaps I just dont know enough about apache presently and need to
read some but here is a sanitized webdav directory config:

        <Location "/userid">
                #AllowOverride None
                Options -Includes  +Indexes
                #Order allow,deny
                #Allow from all
                Order Deny,Allow
                Deny from all
                AuthBasicProvider ldap
                AuthName "pilot project"
                AuthzLDAPAuthoritative off
                AuthLDAPURL ldap://url_here
                AuthType Basic
                Require user usrid
                satisfy any

                Dav on


While this does work maintaining 2-400 of these chunks is something I
would like to dodge if possble.



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