[CentOS] Perhaps slightly OT - Lots of spurious webdav requests.

Mon Sep 15 10:14:11 UTC 2008
Friedrich Clausen <fred at derf.nl>

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Kenneth Porter <shiva at sewingwitch.com> wrote:
> --On Monday, September 15, 2008 10:05 AM +0200 Friedrich Clausen
> <fred at derf.nl> wrote:
>> I have most assuredly not told windows to try and use a Web folder on
>> the CentOS file server called "/share1", just the CIFS share.
> Apparently Windows will search multiple "providers" for the share string you
> pass, and the successful results are then sorted by provider priority.

Ah yes, I believe you are right. Thanks for the info!



>> From <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832161>
>> When an application tries to open a file that exists on a network, the
>> I/O manager passes the request to a system component that is named the
>> Multiple UNC Provider (MUP). MUP sits logically above all the
>> redirectors. When a network path is passed to MUP, it polls all the
>> registered redirectors to determine whether they understand the path. The
>> redirectors in turn contact the server to establish if the path is valid
>> for the specific protocol. If the server can satisfy the connection, the
>> redirector will return success back the MUP. If not, the redirector
>> returns a failure. All the future file I/O requests for this file are
>> passed to the redirector that accepted the path. If more than one
>> redirector accepts the path, MUP picks the one with the highest priority,
>> as defined in the registry.
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