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    Default Briefcase sharing gives HTTP ERROR: 501

    using:
    zcs-NETWORK-5.0.2_GA_1975.UBUNTU6.20080130232321
    on Kubuntu/Ubuntu 7.04 (feisty - unsupported)

    When I try to share a briefcase, the web interface works as expected (very nice, intuitive) and sends out the email to the user but when that user tries to access the briefcase with the supplied URL:

    http://host.subnet.uuu.edu/home/user1/shared

    it fails with:

    HTTP ERROR: 501

    can only handle messages/appointments/tasks/documents

    RequestURI=/service/home/user1/shared

    The maillog doesn't say anything about this and I can't find any other log that explains this.

    I did find this:
    <http://bugzilla.zimbra.com/show_bug.cgi?id=22561>

    but it seems to refer to another kind of bug.

    In addition to my previously noted briefcase bug at the forum,

    this is another situation where /briefcases/ appear to work correctly on the interactive web user interface but fail during actual sharing.

    On the other hand, it looks like sharing notebooks works perfectly.

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    Actually I think Bug 22561 - No REST/HTML UI to list folder contents of publicly shared briefcase folder is exactly what you want.

    So, if you're sharing to an internal user have them just accept the share or 'link to shared briefcase' by right clicking 'folders' - see pics. You can also do this via CLI zmmailbox createMountpoint.

    If you're sharing with an external user or the public give the full url:
    https:// server.domain.com/home/username/Public/file.ext

    Bug 22561 is intended as a way to enable directory listing of folder contents via the web (with an option to turn this on/off in-case you don't want to be listing everything).
    Last edited by mmorse; 04-14-2008 at 09:17 PM.

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    Default Bug or feature?

    Thanks very much for that pointer - and you're right, it does works if I include the file name, but this is not stated in the pop-up, and in fact sends a URL which is confusing to the end user, unless the email message is manually modified.

    This smells like a bug, tho it could be thought of as an 'security thru obscurity' feature. The option message should certainly be modified to reflect this.

    Thanks.
    harry

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    Yup, that's exactly what Bug 22561 - No REST/HTML UI to list folder contents of publicly shared briefcase folder will address (the ability to go to https:// server.domain.com/home/username/Briefcase native or Briefcase.html) so be sure to vote for / support ticket tag the RFE.

    For instance there's a similar one for mail folders: Bug 16063 - Sharing Mail folder to External Guests/Public
    Right now the checkbox for public sharing on mail folders is just disabled in the UI. This wasn't done for the briefcase because there's still a need to share files with the public; whereas with mail folders there's no backing to display those to non-zimbra users. You can still enable public sharing via zmmailbox/soap and export mail via a REST zip for matter if you'd like, see: http://www.zimbra.com/forums/adminis...end-users.html

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