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Chapter 3. Using Your iDisk > The iDisk's Filesystem

3.1. The iDisk's Filesystem

Before we dive in and start mounting your iDisk or some other .Mac member's iDisk Public folder, let's take a quick look at what an iDisk is, and what you'll find there.

3.1.1. What Is an iDisk?

The technology behind your iDisk is something known as WebDAV, which stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning. WebDAV is an extension to the HTTP protocol, which we all know is the protocol that's used over the Web. Any time you type in a URL into a web browser, you'll see the standard http:// prefix behind the domain name of the web site you want to browse.


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