Is WebDAV the best way to allow easy authoring/uploading of web pages?
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Is WebDAV the best way to allow easy authoring/uploading of web pages? Right now I edit and then use scp to tunnel the copy through ssh. Any pointers to good client software for webdav? Or is it just as simple to use scp?
If you use SUSE Linux (KDE) you can use WebDAV as well as SSH/SCP from Konqueror or any other KIO-enabled application (e.g. in Kate you can open a file on server foo.com by entering fish://firstname.lastname@example.org/path/to/file and directly save it back via SSH). I guess it's similar for Gnome. For WebDAV, you can use the built-in Webfolder support. SCP usually just works. But for WebDAV you need to configure Apache quite a bit. I don't have a preference for one or the other protocol. WebDAV is of course only as secure as SSH/SCP if you use SSL. In theory WebDAV is more feature-rich because it supports file locking and setting/changing attributes on files, but there are not too many clients that make use of those features.
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