Nautilus doesn't provide a way to connect to remote server via sftp if key has changed?

Asked by Avi Schwartz on 2020-06-24

I rebuilt one of my machines from scratch which means that the ssh key has changed. While I can connect to that machine from the command line via ssh, if I try to connect to it via Nautilus all I get is a "Host key verification failed" error. When using the command line I get notified which line in known_hosts is the offending one so I can remove it if it is legit. Nautilus doesn't report the offending line.

Is there a way to force a connect? Or at least get Nautilus to report the offending line in known_hosts? Otherwise I have to remove the known_hosts file but this is not a good solution.

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If you SSH to the server and accept the new certificate, does this help?

I suggest you report a bug. If you run:

ubuntu-bug nautilus

It will start the process for you

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