Re: ftp and Nautilus

On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 12:53, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> > Secondly, even though ftp is often used anonymously we can't just assume
> > that, since that means you can't log in with a username on a site where
> > anonymous login is allowed. 
> > 
> [...]
> > This makes it possible to log in both with name and anonymous, and it
> > uses the common "if you don't know what the heck the dialog is about,
> > just click ok" user feature to enable easy anonymous login. 
> I'm not sure my parents or sisters would click on "ok" in front of such
> a dialog. They'd be confused about the dialog, and I wouldn't be
> surprised if they cancelled everything or filled out bogus values and
> then decide the ftp method doesn't work.

Hmmm. How does windows and OS X do this (for the various types of
authenticated shares)? 

I guess we could add some sort of extra widgetry for "try to login with
no username", although i'd like to keep terms like "anonymous" out of
the user interface. A button is probably best suited for this.

> I'd be more in favour to expect a "username ftpsite" uri from users who
> want to log on a ftp server which accepts both anonymous and non
> anonymous logins. This could also be exposed in a more discoverable way
> in "network locations"

I want to move towards a world where if you ever have to type in a URI
that is a bug. It won't be 100% possible of course, but at least I don't
want to design it in as a requirement for any feature. Of course, you
could use things like connect to server with a special entry for
username in the dialog. However, that means you have to type in the rest
of the stuff to create the uri, and you can't use non-anonymous login
for servers that are discovered using service discovery or by following 
links on e.g. the intranet or desktop file links.

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