Bug 1295619 - connect to server does not work correctly with sftp paths
connect to server does not work correctly with sftp paths
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-01-04 21:57 EST by Neville A. Cross
Modified: 2016-12-20 12:36 EST (History)
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GNOME Bugzilla 760799 None None None 2016-01-21 18:04 EST

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Description Neville A. Cross 2016-01-04 21:57:28 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://root@192.168.xxx.xx/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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How reproducible:
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

Actual results:
Nautilus shows the /root/ directory of the remote computer instead of /var/

Expected results:
I expect to be taken to the /var/ directory of the remote computer

Additional info:
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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