Re: sftp module cant connect to new hosts

UI wise I'm not sure popping up a dialog to "accept" the host key really
adds security.


On Mon, 2004-03-08 at 05:25, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-03-07 at 14:59, Mattias Eriksson wrote:
> > Hi, I was looking at the sftp module because I had some trouble
> > connecting to a host. I then connected manually and realized I have
> > never connected to that host before so I had to accept the host-key.
> > When I looked at the code to fix the problem I can't find a easy way to
> > do it. I have looked at the callback mechanisms, but the standard
> > callbacks are for authentication and status from what I can see. If I
> > define a new callback I have to patch nautilus to handle that. 
> > But before I go through to much trouble I want to hear if the callback
> > mechanism might be used as I think for general ask-user dialogs. I guess
> > the pointer to the in-argument can point to a struct that contains the
> > message and the options, then in return in the out-argument you just get
> > which argument the user selected.
> > Another thing if I patch gnome-vfs to create a new standard callback,
> > where should the general code to handle this in gnome be? libgnomeui?
> > 
> > So is this a possible solution or am I running in the wrong direction?
> Its probably right. We don't want a bazillion different callbacks in
> gnome-vfs, but in this case its probably right. It should be a generic
> callback that can be used by other backends with similar issues though.
> The default gnome implementation goes in libgnomeui with the other auth
> callback dialogs.
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