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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Writing to a directory
Date Thu, 30 Nov 2006 08:18:18 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Meir Hazon [] 
> Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 8:58 AM
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] Writing to a directory
> Hello All,
> I use Apache 2.0 in order to access remote directories over the web.
> Using a web browser it is possible to read and download files 
> from the shown directories but I'm unable to write to any of 
> the directories,

Of course you can't!

The web is essentially an environement for *down-loading* remote
documents, ie it is read-only...

If you want to *upload* documents, you need to arrange this specially.
There are several techniques:

- use a form with enctype="multipart/form-data" and an <input
type="file"> tag (see a good HTML book for details). BTW, you need
server-sided logic to handle the data and write it to a file.

- use mod_dav (distributed authoring) or equivalent to enable the PUT
method of HTTP (see

- use an FTP server to upload 

Owen Boyle
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> I have checked all the operating system permissions (RedHat 
> SE 4.3) and they are all correct.
> How can it be done? How can I write to the directories over the web?
> Thanks,
> Meir
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