This maybe more 2.6 (or even 2.5.1 final) fodder:

I notice that in a vanilla Zope install, Anonymous users are allowed access 
through WebDAV. This is bad for two reasons:

1. From a security perspective this discloses way too much information about 
your site to the outside world.

2. Due to vagarities of WebDAV authentication, it makes it impossible to edit 
anything, because I guess the WebDAV implementation is too stupid to force a 
login when you try to lock something as anonymous (instead is returns a 500 
server error). To get around this you have to create or copy an object to 
force a login. This problem disappears if everyone must login to access 
WebDAV at all.

So the question is: Is there a good reason why WebDAV access is granted to 
anonymous by default? If not I vote we change it.

  Casey Duncan, Sr. Web Developer
  National Legal Aid and Defender Association

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