Bug#379106: nautilus: sftp remote access method depends on remote ssh login prompt

tobbe at strul.nu tobbe at strul.nu
Fri Jul 21 11:37:56 UTC 2006

Package: nautilus
Version: 2.14.1-5
Severity: normal

When trying to use nautilus's sftp remote access method to access my
ssh login server nothing happens for ca 30sec, no password request box,
nothing, and then it fails with the error message:

Nautilus cannot display "sftp://www.strul.nu/tmp".
Please select another viewer and try again.

Removing keys from $HOME/.ssh/known_hosts on originator gets a
popup-window asking for confirmation of unknown host, as expected, but
still no password box.

When selecting 'PreferredAuthentications password' in
$HOME/.ssh/known_hosts it all of a sudden works, in that I now get a
password request box. The problem with this is that I can't login with
this authentication method, since I need to authenticate to
pam. However, this leads to the speculation that the remote access
method fails to recognize the password prompt my system shows when using

pam version:
Password for tobbe at STRUL.NU:

normal password version:
tobbe at www.strul.nu's password:

This prompt is set by libpam-krb5, and is not configurable, but even if
it were, I feel that the fault lies with nautilus (or whatever
library/helper/whatever) it is using. Or am I missing something here?

Best regards

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.11-co-0.6.3
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages nautilus depends on:
ii  desktop-file-utils         0.11-1        Utilities for .desktop files
ii  gnome-control-center       1:2.14.2-2    utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  libart-2.0-2               2.3.17-1      Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0                1.11.4-2      The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbonobo2-0               2.14.0-1      Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libc6                      2.3.6-15      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libeel2-2                  2.14.1-2      Eazel Extensions Library (for GNOM
ii  libesd0                    0.2.36-3      Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libexif12                  0.6.13-4      library to parse EXIF files
ii  libgail-common             1.8.11-2      GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgail17                  1.8.11-2      GNOME Accessibility Implementation
ii  libgconf2-4                2.14.0-1      GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libglade2-0                1:2.5.1-2     library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.10.2-1      The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome-desktop-2         2.14.2-2      Utility library for loading .deskt
ii  libgnome2-0                2.14.1-2      The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0          2.14.0-2      A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0               2.14.1-2      The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0             2.14.2-1      GNOME virtual file-system (runtime
ii  libgtk2.0-0                2.8.18-1      The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnautilus-extension1     2.14.1-5      libraries for nautilus components 
ii  liborbit2                  1:2.14.0-2    libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0              1.12.3-1+b1   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                   1.10-2        lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  librsvg2-2                 2.14.4-2      SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  libstartup-notification0   0.8-1         library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.0.0-7     X11 client-side library
ii  libxml2                    2.6.26.dfsg-2 GNOME XML library
ii  nautilus-data              2.14.1-5      data files for nautilus
ii  shared-mime-info           0.17-2        FreeDesktop.org shared MIME databa

Versions of packages nautilus recommends:
ii  desktop-base                  0.3.17     common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  eject                         2.1.4-1    ejects CDs and operates CD-Changer
ii  fam                           2.7.0-10   File Alteration Monitor
ii  libgnomevfs2-extra            2.14.2-1   GNOME virtual file-system (extra m
ii  librsvg2-common               2.14.4-2   SAX-based renderer library for SVG
ii  nautilus-cd-burner            2.14.2-1   CD Burning front-end for Nautilus

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