By user12625760 on Feb 26, 2007
I know no real geek would dream of using nautlius or any file browser, after all the pinnacle of UI design was the screen on the vt220, however this is so cool as to make it worth it. If only for your “friends” so that they will stop using ftp. I know this is not new news to many but I was surprised to discover a few people who I expected to know this did not. I'll not name names.
The nautilus file browser will allow you to browse files over ssh. If you have a system “foo.com” into which you can ssh, with or without a password then enter this URI into the nautlius location bar: “ssh://foo.bar” If you can't see the location bar hit the pencil symbol it allows you to type it in.
I did this on a system running Nevada build 58 and it then proceeded to ask me if I wished to store my passwords in the gnome keyring and then popped up a window displaying the root file system of my remote system.
Now if you bookmark that you can easily copy data from one place to another using a secure and if you have set up ssh to do it, compressed channel.
Very cool on a laptop and you need to copy files onto your server or if you want to browse your home server from work.