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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6)
Description of problem:
When first ssh or sftp'ing to a host you're asked to trust the
authentication of the host, e.g.
[noselasd@nos-rh noselasd]$ ssh test.fiane.intra
The authenticity of host 'test.fiane.intra (192.168.170.99)' can't be
RSA key fingerprint is XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?
Typing sftp://test.fiane.intra/ in Nautilus when never ssh'ed to it
before gives and error:
Couldn't display "sftp://test.fiane.intra".
AND leaves running ssh processes forever it seems(not zombies)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Nautilus.
2. Connect to a host with sftp:// that you never contacted
Error messages and leaving running processes as described above.
sftp:// ought to work on hosts never contaced before. Possibly
presenting a dialog to verify the hosts authentication just like
the sftp/ssh command line does.
Workaround is to first ssh/sftp to the host from a commandline, and
answer yes to the "Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)?"
Fixed in gnome 2.8 (in fc3).