WebDrive on Linux

INTRODUCTION

WebDrive makes it possible to reach your UT documents while you are working at home and/or on your mobile device. It is not possible to copy big files, like CDs or big programs; maximum file size is 30 MB.

Technique WebDrive

To reach your data, you use a WebDAV protocol. There are several WebDAV clients for different platforms (Apple Mac OS, iOS, Microsoft Windows and Ubuntu Linux). Because the data is transported via internet, you can reach your data nearly everywhere. You don’t need VPN connection and your data is secured by HTTPS connection.

BEFORE YOU GET STARTED

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This manual has been written for Ubuntu, in other Linux distributions the steps are nearly identical.

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When working through the manual, you will frequently have to perform operations. A specific style of writing is used for these instructions: references to text and buttons on screens are printed in italics, data that you have to enter yourself is printed in bold.

WEBDRIVE ON LINUX

STEP 1: INSTALL DAVFS2

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Open a "terminal" programme

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$ sudo apt-get install davfs2

(creates /usr/sbin/mount.davfs)

STEP 2: MAKE SURE MOUNTING CAN ALSO BE DONE BY NORMAL USERS

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$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure davfs2

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Answer "yes/ja" on the posed question

STEP 3: CREATE A DIRECTORY THAT THE MOUNT IS DIRECTET TO

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$ sudo mkdir /media/webdrive

STEP 4: ADD TO /ETC/FSTAB

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https://webdrive.utwente.nl    /media/webdrive    davfs    noauto,user,uid=username,gid=groupname 0 0

STEP 5: CREATE ~/.DAVFS2/SECRETS

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$ mkdir ~/.davfs2

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edit ~/.davfs2/secrets and add:

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/media/webdrive username password

STEP 6: CHANGE AUTHORISATION FILE

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$ chmod 400 ~/.davfs2/secrets

STEP 7: MOUNT THE UT WEBDRIVE

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$ mount /media/webdrive

Hereafter, the M: P: and U: drives are accessable via:
/media/webdrive

SERVICE DESCRIPTION