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Box.net via WebDAV on Fedora

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I was lucky enough to get a free 50GB box.net account. 50GB is alot!. However, the catch, individual files can't exceed 100mb each. lol

I mainly use my box.net to hold eBooks for later access on my Laptop and Android devices.

There is no free client for Linux so I use WebDAV instead. It's slower but it works.

Start by installing davfs2.

# sudo yum install davfs2

Create your Box.net directory

# mkdir ~/Box.net

Create the davfs2 config directory. It's in your home dir so it's not system wide.

# mkdir ~/.davfs2

Disable locking. Causes issues sometimes.

# cd ~/.davfs2

# echo "use_locks 0" > davfs2.conf

Create a secret file to hold your box.net login details. Make sure to "chmod 600 the file"

# echo "https://www.box.net/dav [you box.net login] [your box.net password]" > secrets

# chmod 600 secrets

Backup and update your /etc/fstab file to include your box.net directory.

# cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.ori

# echo "https://www.box.net/dav /home/danesh/Box.net davfs rw,user,noauto 0 0" >> /etc/fstab

Mount and you should be able to list ~/Box.net

# mount ~/Box.net

# ls -l ~/Box.net

This is the hard way to do this. I will post a simpler method using Nautilus in a future post.