Can I use WebDAV compatible apps?

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Can I use WebDAV compatible applications?

InfiniCLOUD implements a WebDAV engine (high-speed WebDAV) that has been specifically tuned for InfiniCLOUD usage and purposes.


About high-speed WebDAV

WebDAV apps that may not be recommended or unavailable

It may not be possible to fully utilize WebDAV applications under the conditions listed below. Because of this, we strongly encourage not to use the service through these methods.

Mounting as a file system

Although it may be possible to transfer and delete files and create directories, it should be handled with caution. If a file is opened directly with an application or accessed with a specific application a risk of unintended operation, in the worst case, data corruption may occur.

This is because the WebDAV protocol is just a file transfer protocol and does not meet the requirements of a file system such as Windows, macOS, or Linux.

Please note that the WebDAV protocol is only for transferring files, and is not a protocol used as a file system.

Volumes installed as a file system are examples of fast devices. Thus, quick response times are considered when developing applications that access that volume.

Examples of applications that can view file information, check directory information before opening the file, create thumbnails, and process the files before the user can access them include Windows Explorer, Mac OX X Finder, and Nautilus on Linux Gnome.

However, a sizable number of internet users share the WebDAV service that InfiniCLOUD offers. As a result, the response time varies from local devices. The rate of these local devices may be 1,000 times higher. Applications that frequently ask for detailed information typically acquire data repeatedly in response, which can be excessive and exceed the file browser's time limit.

Additionally, we won't try to resume the progress even if there is a disruption caused by the network or service. Even though InfiniCLOUD will keep enhancing its performance and speed, the Internet's lag makes it impossible to avoid and impossible to complete the upload or download.

Other compatibility issues

Further descriptions and issues will be added upon discovery.


Updated November 30, 2018

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