In Ubuntu running Gnome 2 you were able to select "Connect to Server" from the Places menu and you would get a graphical connection to whatever server you connected to.
How can you do this from within Xubuntu?
I was able to connect to servers by first running
Then, open up any folder and hit Ctrl+L. In the location dialog box it presented I could then enter:
This would give me a browser of the remote system.
This is not yet built in into thunar, it is however work in progress. In the meantime, use
I just installed Xubuntu 13.10 and was using a combination of this guide and another to get my SSH connections set up.
As aquaherd mentioned, you can easily manage your SSH connections using Gigolo which then opens the connection in Thunar (click the Xfce logo in the top left and select System > Gigolo from the drop-down menu). Hopefully this solution still falls under the purview of your support request.
I also wanted to mention that I tried PHLAK's solution as well and I did not need to install that packages he mentioned as of Xubuntu 13.10 (I have not tried any other versions). I also wanted to add a note that was the source of some confusion for me, in the line:
hostname should refer to the local ip address of the computer on the network.
So for example, on a default Xubuntu 13.10 installation, without installing any additional packages, one should be able to open Thunar and press Ctrl+L (or click on the address/location bar) and enter (e.g.,):
3. Connect to local machine
to be taken to the home folder of dan on the computer with the local ip 192.168.1.153 after entering the password for dan in the prompt that comes up. I am not sure of the significance of the port. I saw another guide that says to use port 22 and I have always had success with port 22.
I hope this helps some people, I was a little confused because I was trying to enter my other computer's hostname by name as opposed to local ip address. I also figured it's always good to have fewer unneeded packages on the system if possible. I did not need to install gvfs-fuse or gvfs-backends
Edit (added): I did however install openssh-server and openssh-client. I am not sure if this is required for Xubuntu 13.10 but it is included as a necessary step in every SSH setup guide so I will add that after a clean install of Xubuntu 13.10 you may need to open the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and type:
1. Install SSH
in order to install these packages.
Additional edit: I will also add, for the sake of making my answer as complete as possible, the easiest way to find the local ip address of a machine you want to connect to is to open a terminal on that machine and type:
2. Determine local IP of target machine
and listed under the current device being used to connect to your network it should say the ip address next to 'inet addr:' or something similar.