Re: Kerberos/Heimdal support


Alexander Larsson wrote:
On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 16:17 +0100, Simone Crippa wrote:

after some vain search I think I am at the point where a question on this nautilus list is appropriate.

I would like to be able to connect via "Connect to server" to a secure (heimdal, kerberos5) ftp server. As far as I could see, there is no way I can achieve this with Nautilus, as I didn't find a way to specify an own ftp client (e.g. krb5-ftp). Can anyone here tell me if this is possible and I simply didn't search long enough?

If it isn't possible to specify a ftp client, then what about natively including this option in Nautilus? This would be something unique, as I also didn't find _any_ ftp client with GUI that supports kerberos/heimdal! (apart a single Mac OSX client)

Again, maybe this is already possible now (compiling Nautilus linked against the kerberos libraries), but then again, I didn't see any such option when configuring.

Please note that I am not subscribed to the mailing list!

The gnome-vfs ftp code has support for kerberos via GSSAPI. If compiled
in, nautilus should be able to use this.

Thanks for your answer. Since now I know I am on the right path, I was able to discover why it didn't work "out of the box" ... the "box" is running Debian Testing, coming with gnome-vfs 2.14.2, which doesn't seem to support GSSAPI/ftp. But upstream (experimental) I have noticed that gnome-vfs 2.16.3 is compiled against the MIT Kerberos runtime libraries!
The package providing GSSAPI/ftp support is libgnomevfs2-extra >= 2.16.

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.


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