I have Nautilus set up to mount a remote filesystem using SFTP.
That works fine, so far, but SFTP seems to have some issues I find unhelpful:
- When I overwrite an existing text file, the group read permissions are mysteriously removed on the remote machine.
- When I try to attach a file to an email by dragging it to thunderbird, I get an sftp:// url which TB can't use (yet, if I open the TB attach dialogue and browse though
.gvfs, all is well).
None of this happens when I manually mount the same filesystem through SSHFS. Is it possible to configure Nautilus to use SSHFS? A plugin maybe? It doesn't appear on the "Connect to Server" list of available options.
EDIT: It's been pointed out that sshfs uses the sftp protocol as a backend. While that maybe true, the real problem is that accessing files via Nautilus is less smooth than mounting via sshfs, and I'd like to figure out how to get Nautilus to do it the nice way.