Class WebdavFixFilter

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Filter, FilterConfig, Serializable

    public class WebdavFixFilter
    extends GenericFilter
    Filter that attempts to force MS WebDAV clients connecting on port 80 to use a WebDAV client that actually works. Other workarounds that might help include:
    • Specifying the port, even if it is port 80, when trying to connect.
    • Cancelling the first authentication dialog box and then trying to reconnect.
    Generally each different version of the MS client has a different set of problems.

    TODO: Update this filter to recognise specific MS clients and apply the appropriate workarounds for that particular client

    As a filter, this is configured in web.xml like any other Filter. You usually want to map this filter to whatever your WebDAV servlet is mapped to.

    In addition to the issues fixed by this Filter, the following issues have also been observed that cannot be fixed by this filter. Where possible the filter will add an message to the logs.

    XP x64 SP2 (MiniRedir Version 3790)

    • Only connects to port 80
    • Unknown issue means it doesn't work
    See Also:
    Serialized Form
    • Constructor Detail

      • WebdavFixFilter

        public WebdavFixFilter()
    • Method Detail

      • doFilter

        public void doFilter​(ServletRequest request,
                             ServletResponse response,
                             FilterChain chain)
                      throws IOException,
                             ServletException
        Check for the broken MS WebDAV client and if detected issue a re-direct that hopefully will cause the non-broken client to be used.
        Parameters:
        request - The request to process
        response - The response associated with the request
        chain - Provides access to the next filter in the chain for this filter to pass the request and response to for further processing
        Throws:
        IOException - if an I/O error occurs during this filter's processing of the request
        ServletException - if the processing fails for any other reason