WebDav storage: location of network traffic RRS feed

  • Question

  • If I use Internet Explorer to visit a website and download a very large file, but make the file storage location a logical disk drive remote WebDAV storage location, does the file go from the server hosting the file through my network and computer and then back out to the remote WebDAV storage server?  Or, does it go directly from the remote server location hosting the file to the remote WebDAV server that will store the file?

    Kind of important to understand the traffic flow since you would be using your network twice, one in and than back out if storage is via option #1.

    Thursday, February 6, 2014 8:40 PM


  • Hi,

    On Windows clients I think it first goes to the TIF location, is scanned with your AV/malware and then re-allocated to your downloaded files location... on removable media, the file may be copied with read-only attributes. Your WebDAV server may have its own AV/malware scanning.

    Use the ftp protocol to directly copy a file from one IP address to a hard storage device.


    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Monday, February 17, 2014 1:32 AM
    Friday, February 7, 2014 12:06 AM