Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 61669
smb browsing prompt for password
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:41:05 EDT
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Description of problem:
When using nautilus to browse an smb share it is done using the format
smb://userid:password@machine/share. The password is constantly displayed. It
seems it would be preferable to do something similar to what web browsers do for
ftp where you could enter
smb://userid@machine/share, nautilus would prompt for the password but not
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. browse any smbshare requireing a userid and password
Agreed, at the time smb support was implemented gnome-vfs did not have the
infrastructure for this. I believe it does now so the feature could be added.
It's even implemented in the cvs version.
Alex says the CVS version has a major issue though, which is that it
holds your SMB connections open indefinitely. The current SMB feature is
really slow because each file operation reopens the connection; the
one in CVS is fast but doesn't necessarily ever expire the connection cache,
since control flow doesn't have to ever return to the gnome-vfs module.
What do people think is the right thing to do? Is the caching problem more or
less important than the password dialog issue? Should I grab the CVS snap?
We decided to put in 0.2.0 which does have the password prompt feature
and is also a lot faster.
May have other "features" too, but we'll see ;-)
Current version was basically unusable so this should at least be an improvement.