Is there any way to manage remote server credentials while using Nautilus remote server connect feature? The Recent Servers works for couple of connections, but not for 20+.

Also it seems that if I have two different FTP accounts in one server/IP address, then the last connection will replace the previous one, both directories shows the most recent connection to that server. Is that a bug or am I missing something here?

Can I write a simple shell script that connects to the server -- SSH/SFTP/FTP, and then opens up the Nautilus for the ease of use?

P.S. Currently running on Ubuntu 14.10.

P.P.S. Haven't tested Filezilla on Ubuntu yet, but generally it isn't able to automatically upload a file after it is opened up from server and is locally modified, unless you confirm a dialog box -- WinSCP was working like a charm. Same problem with gFTP. That's why I'm trying to manage all of the connections via Nautilus, instead of Filezilla, gFTP or similar tools.

Update #1

Since I couldn't find any solution that fits my needs, I decided to mount the remote server via curlftpfs until I find a more managed solution:

sudo curlftpfs -o allow_other user:pass@ /local/path

You could create a Desktop Shortcut File and place them on $HOME/.local/share/applications/ your keyring will still manage the passwords so no plain text passwords.

Bellow is the file content. Name it what_ever_you_like.desktop and add execution permission, place it in the above path for easy menu access. For SSH terminal aliases are probably better.

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=nautilus ftp://ftp.mysite.com/public_html
Name=A meaningful name
Comment=FTP site Access

PS: About the 'Nautilus bug' I don't believe it's bug just an unconsidered Use Case.


You can connect to remote hosts in Nautilus using this method:

  1. Connect to remote host
  2. Host address: username@ftp.host.com
  3. Type password in, save it forever.
  4. After connecting, save the place with Ctrl-D to the Bookmarks, rename it to Host FTP.
  5. Try unmount and remount it with the shortcut created in Bookmarks in step 4.

edit: with this method you can use multiple accounts at the same hosting company

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