Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10 Getting Started Guide

Set Up a Client to Use WebDAV

You can use any WebDAV-enabled client software to access and use resources on a WebDAV-enabled server, for example, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Adobe GoLive and Macromedia DreamWeaver.

You would first need to connect to Sun Java System Web Server server using a valid WebDAV URI. For example, if /info is the URI to a WebDAV-enabled collection on a server named acme running on port 2222, specify the URL for the client to make a connection with the server:


On the client-side, you receive a listing of the contents of the collection.

You can perform several operations on the listed resources. For example, creating a collection on the server, download files from the collection to your machine, upload files, lock, unlock, copy, move or delete resources. Typically, if you were making changes to a file, use the WebDAV client software to lock it to prevent others from simultaneously working on the same file and overwriting your changes.

Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 keeps track of the outstanding locks in a locking database.

To view the outstanding locks or to free a locked resource, you use the Lock Management link on the Virtual Server Manager interface, as shown in the Figure 4-7: Lock Management Link :

Figure 4–7 Lock Management Link

Lock Management link

For more information on WebDAV functionality, see the Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP10 Administrator’s Guide.