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Amelia A. Lewis wrote:
> That's interesting.  I've got WebDAV servers (running on apache), using
> digest.  Win2000 and WinXP both fail to attach web folders.  So web
> folders uses a different dll or something?  In fact, when I was
> researching this, I discovered that random variations in installed
> service packs + hot fixes + IE + IE SPs/fixes + Office + Office fixes
> apparently sometimes (but not in a fashion that anyone has yet been able
> to reliably reproduce) permit web folders to work with apache with
> digest auth.  My experience (seven systems, two running 2000, five xp)
> has been uniformly negative.
> Amy!


Windows has got two different WebDAV clients:

1) "Webfolders", a combination of an Explorer extension and an MDAC data 
provider, implemented as MSDAIPP.DLL, first distributed with IE5, and

2) "WebDAV Mini-Redirector", shipping with Windows XP, mapping a WebDAV 
share to a filesystem (drive letter).

The Mini-Redirector is extremely buggy, and Microsoft seems to be 
unwilling to do any bug fixing before Longhorn (so not any time soon). 
The Webfolder client is relatively robust and is being updated with new 
products, such as Sharepoint and Office 2003.

I've got a list of Webfolder versions and known issues at


and I'd appreciate to hear about

1) listed issues being reproduced to be present or fixed with a release 
I couldn't check yet, and

2) issues not listed there yet.

In particular I haven't had time to trace the authentication issue, so 
feedback (traces, problem description, DLL versions) would be appreciated.


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