Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1295619
connect to server does not work correctly with sftp paths
Last modified: 2016-12-20 12:36:53 EST
Description of problem:
I use nautilus to connect to a remote server and copy files from the server to the local machine. The server has openssh and therefore I can connect using sftp. In fedora 22 I was able to connect to the server using sftp://192.168.xxx.xx/var then I got a dialog asking for user and password. I used to enter root and the pass and got to the /var/ directory where I then was able to navigate down to the desired folder.
After upgrading to Fedora 23 the actions have changed. I have to click in "+ Other Sites" then I got a bar in the bottom of nautilus saying connect to server. When I put my connection string I end up in /root/ directory on the server. There is no way to navigate up and then down to my desired location.
I used the variation of sftp://email@example.com/var and then I gott asked for the password and ended in the same /root/ directory
I am able to connect to the desired /var/ location using Filezilla.
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All the times. I tested at my office computer, my home computer and my laptop. I tried to connect to different computers that were running fedora and openssh. It was also tested by a friend in his computer.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Nautilus
2. Click +Other Locations
3. Enter an ip address of a machine running openssh in the connect to server field: sftp://192.168.0.xxx/var
4. Provide username and password
Nautilus shows the /root/ directory of the remote computer instead of /var/
I expect to be taken to the /var/ directory of the remote computer
I had problems with connect to server functionality in Fedora 16 as it was moved to the upper menu and the dialog windows where changed to just a connection string. Mostly because I wasn't able to find documentation about the change. I was suggested to use gigolo to get the same features that connect to server have in nautilus (Connecting to servers and making bookmarks). Not sure if this is a reaction from people frustrated with nautilus hidding menus and changing behavior without any notice.
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