A friend of me want to borrow some space for saving documents easily over a network folder. He prefer using Windows where he can easily mount a webdav folder or a ftp folder as network location. I configured Apache with the webdav modules and created a digest authentication. Worked great except for a weird IE8 bug where lan settings with auto detection enabled would cause Webdav to be horribly slow. I also setup vsftpd which is A LOT faster than Webdav. And there are no weird IE bugs However what about security? Does Webdav send login parameters in plain text as ftp? I guess I also need to configure firewall rules to prevent brute force attacks for both technologies? What technology should I go for?