webdav client RFC4437 Redirection vs other Hosts

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webdav client RFC4437 Redirection vs other Hosts

Hello,
my name is Silvio, I'm working on a research istitute in Italy.
For our experiment we use webdav endpoint that aggregate multiple wedbav storage in a single namespace. Would be nice use winscp to access to those data, however I see that winscp does not follow redirection, maybe because the system use to redirect the client to endpoints which are different from the starting one.
Would be possible change this bheaviour, allowing the client to follow redirection even to different endpoint as browser does? Maybe the user can select it as an option, if this apporach is conisdered bad from a security point of view.
This possibility should be allowed by RFC4437.
Thank you for your attention and congratulation for your nice client.
Best Regards,
Silvio

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Re: webdav client RFC4437 Redirection vs other Hosts

Thanks for your post.
So does it mean that your server redirects different folders to different servers?

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martin wrote:

Thanks for your post.
So does it mean that your server redirects different folders to different servers?

Something like that. The typical storage system work as follow, there is one frontend server (head node) that store the full namespace of the filesystem, then when I try to access to access to a specific file, the head node redirect me to one of the disk server (disk node) that store really the file.
For example in my case I logged with winscp on the machine dpm-head.exp.infn.it using webdav via x509 certificate, and I can browse the filesystem properly, then when I try to download a file I recive the following error:

Error in file transfer
Resource WebDAV moved in 'http://dpm-disk03.exp.infn.it:9001/SE02e/belle/2018-07-21/ciao026.txt.27390045.0?token=kSMC9ykzdnIMhYrbSZClU7PRVcc%3D%401532678152%400&dav_sfn=%2Fdpm%2Fna.infn.it%2Fhome%2Fbelle%2FTMP%2Fbelle%2Fuser%2Fspardi

The browser can work properly with this kind of redirection.
Thank you again!
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Silvio

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