Re: Connect to Server dialog

Bryan Clark wrote:

On Tue, 2004-07-13 at 12:24 -0500, Jerry Haltom wrote:
What about services which do not require a Username and/or password.
Doesn't it make sense to delay asking for this information until it is

For example, sftp might be using host keys, WebDav might be using another
authentication method, smb:/// might be using NTLM and/or Kerberos.

The username key is pre-filled with your computer username and wouldn't
conflict in these situations unless you used the wrong username.

Delaying it would seem to require more popup windows asking questions
only if they are necessary.  I understand the idea, but  it's just
simpler if we get a username initially and then delay for password (if
required) in the key-ring manager.
Perhaps a drop down field for the authentication options could be used. So you first choose the protocol and depending on the protocol you have several authentication choices. Authentication with ssh keys or kerberos tickets could be made invisible if you have no key manager loaded. Perhaps in some protocols we could ask the server for available options.

Christian Schneider

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