AlpineLinux 3.8: Install davfs2 for WebDAV client

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1 Install davfs2

Install davfs2 package.

$ sudo sed -e ‘s;^#http(.*)/v3.8/community;http1/v3.8/community;g’ -i /etc/apk/repositories$ sudo apk update$ sudo apk add davfs2

2 Get SSL certification

You need to get SSL certification for https.

$$ sudo apk add openssl$ openssl s_client -showcerts -connect “${WEBDAV_SERVER_FQDN}”:443 < /dev/null 2> /dev/null | openssl x509 -outform PEM | sudo tee /etc/davfs2/certs/”${WEBDAV_SERVER_FQDN}”.pem$ echo “trust_server_cert ${WEBDAV_SERVER_FQDN}.pem” | sudo tee -a /etc/davfs2/davfs2.conf

3 Mount WebDAV with davfs2

Mount WebDAV with davfs2 to /mnt directory. Input username and password, and respond to caution of SSL certification.

$ WEBDAV_SERVER_URL=https://${WEBDAV_SERVER_FQDN}/uploads$ sudo mount -t davfs ${WEBDAV_SERVER_URL} /mntPlease enter the username to authenticate with server or hit enter for none.admin Username: Please enter the password to authenticate user admin with server or hit enter for none. Password:

4 Omit username and password

Writing username and password to /etc/davfs2/secrets will omit inputing username and password.

/etc/davfs2/secrets is the following format.

<URL> <username> <password>

Add URL, username and password to /etc/davfs2/secrets and change permission to 600.

$ WEBDAV_USERNAME=admin$ WEBDAV_PASSWORD=webdav$ echo “${WEBDAV_SERVER_URL} ${WEBDAV_USERNAME} ${WEBDAV_PASSWORD}” | sudo tee -a /etc/davfs2/secrets$ sudo chmod 600 /etc/davfs2/secrets

5 Mount WebDAV on boot

Add mount entry to /etc/fstab. For avoiding mounting WebDAV before network initialization, you need to add _netdev option.

$ sudo rc-update add netmount$ echo “${WEBDAV_SERVER_URL} /mnt davfs _netdev 0 0” | sudo tee -a /etc/fstab

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