I'd like to use Pantheon to connect to a remote server via ssh. I verified that the credentials correct - I can connect via ssh in the terminal.

It appears to connect, but then says

Unable to Mount Folder. Could not connect to the server for this folder.

No matter which folder I choose, /, ~, or /home/myuser (I have read access to /).

  • What protocol are you using? Samba?
    – wolf
    Commented Oct 9, 2016 at 14:56
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    @wolf I'm selecting ssh in the option, as in sftp. (Did that answer the question?)
    – FooBar
    Commented Oct 9, 2016 at 15:31
  • But trying smb in the url bar leads to the same problem.
    – FooBar
    Commented Oct 9, 2016 at 15:39
  • I also had the same issues with the Files app. I installed nautilus and was easily able to access my personal network shares. I know it is not a 'fix' to install a different app, but thought it might help for the time being. Commented Oct 9, 2016 at 20:33

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There are two open bugs re: "unable to mount folder" and reading your ssh config:

Please subscribe there so as to help the devs diagnose the issue and test the proper fix.

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