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sr #108054: Can't mount to Iomega Network Storage Drive Home Editon via webdav

Submitted by:  Richard Stevens <rstevens_21>
Submitted on:  Thu 10 May 2012 10:01:57 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Need Info
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
Open/Closed:  Closed Operating System:  None

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Fri 11 May 2012 07:17:38 PM UTC, comment #1:

The output of w3m shows the response to a successful GET-request. That proves that GET is working but does not prove that WebDAV is working.
For WebDAV the server must at least support OPTIONS, PROPFIND, PROPPATCH, GET, HEAD and PUT.

davfs2 will first send an OPTIONS-request and then a PROPFIND-request. Your server responded with error "404 Not Found" to one of these requests. Why did it do this?

To get an answer to this question you might

  • catch the network traffic and analyze it with some program like wireshark, or
  • add options 'debug most' and 'debug httpbody' to your davfs2.conf file and look for the debug messages from mount.davfs in your log files, or
  • look at the log files of the server.


Werner Baumann <wbaumann>
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Thu 10 May 2012 10:01:57 PM UTC, original submission:

Unable to mount to the following below:

sr4:/ # mount -t davfs /mnt/webdav
Please enter the username to authenticate with server or hit enter for none.
Please enter the password to authenticate user with server or hit enter for none.
/sbin/mount.davfs: Mounting failed.
404 Not Found

Verified webdav is working by doing the following command:

sr4:/ # w3m
Index of /webdav/test

Name Last modified Size Description

[DIR] Parent Directory 20-Apr-2012 22:07 -
[IMG] DefaultPicture.png 10-Jun-2011 11:29 4k
[ ] Thumbs.db 20-Apr-2012 22:44 4k


Richard Stevens <rstevens_21>


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