Re: ftp and Nautilus

Congrats, Eugenia, I love this behavior!



> >Fact is, the app cannot know that.  This is exactly why we're having
> >this discussion thread.
> The app could try to login and if it gets a "you are not allowed to read
> this ftp server" message only then show the dialog with the username/pass
> asking the user to enter his/her details.
> On OSX, when you click an ftp site with safari, Finder opens it no problem,
> it doesn't bother you needlessly with a password dialog for anonymous sites.
> Now, if the user wants to upload stuff there, the user could just drag n
> drop files and only at that point having nautilus bringing up a login dialog
> (and essentially re-login transparently to the user and without refreshing
> the nautilus window)
> So, here is the logic for less user bugging:
> -- If site allows reading, login as anonymous and show the site's
> contents
> without user dialogs
> -- If site doesn't allow reading, ask the user to enter his login details
> via the dialog
> -- if the user is logged in as anonymous and attempts to d-n-d some files in
> the ftp server, bring up the dialog and then re-login as eponymous user (but
> in a way that's transparent to the user, you don't throw the user back to
> the / or  /pub folders for example, you just carry out his/her d-n-d like
> nothing happened after he/she entered the login details)
> Same goes for the samba currently on nautilus. My XP shared folder is set to
> be public (no logins/passwords are set) and nautilus *still* bothers me each
> time with a dialog instead of trying logging in first, or asking the samba
> server if this is a public share or not.
> Eugenia
Otto von Bismarck once remarked: ŽA fool learns from his experience. A
wise person learns from the experience of others.¡ If so, how to define
President George W. Bush, who is not even able to learn from his own

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