I've been searching for information about wireless file sharing for iPad through webdav, which is new in Lion Server. However, I can find nothing more than the few lines Apple has to say, which has been re-blogged around the place.
To keep to Q&A, can anyone provide instructions for setting this up, and what types of files can I share? Am I limited to certain file types and why? Is there a way around any file type limitations?

  • There was an app for iPhone called Files (I think) where you could load anything you wanted on the iOS device via WebDAV. This along with my experience on GoodReader says to me that you should only be limited by space and compatible file viewers.
    – user479
    Sep 13, 2011 at 7:43
  • @Randolph I am specifically asking about the new feature of Lion Server that allows "wireless filesharing for iPad" (see the link I provided). I know there are iPhone apps and the like for this but I'm interested in the Lion server solution.
    – Jason S
    Sep 13, 2011 at 22:10

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There doesn't appear to be any file-type limitation. WebDAV file sharing is enabled in the new Server.app under the File Sharing Service. Click the share you want, and then check "Share with iOS Devices (WebDAV)."

There isn't anything specific about file types, and Server.app seems to treat WebDAV as just another file-sharing protocol.

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