[Bug 30170] Bad error message when failed to connect to service

Andrew Jorgensen andrew+ubuntu at jorgensenfamily.us
Tue Jan 31 17:16:42 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: nautilus (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

If I try to connect to an ftp service on a server that doesn't have one
(ftp://localhost) I get an error dialog that says:

Nautilus cannot display "ftp://localhost".
Please select another viewer and try again.

This is bad advice as nautilus ought to know that it failed to connect
and no other program is going to be able to.

A different, more useful, message is given if the host can't be found.
This bug only shows when the host is good but the protocol / service is
not good.

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