© Copyright Robert Vasvari, 1993-2010.
Define new sites, and manage the options for existing sites on this panel. Please note that options should only be changed when the site is not connected. RBrowser enforces this by disabling the options controls if the site is connected.
(Remote/New Site menu):
All known sites will show up under this button organized by protocol. Just pick any site here and it will be loaded with all of its preferences into this single window. This will make managing site-specific options very easy.
Decides how RBrowser will talk to the remote host:
SFTP is an FTP-like protocol that is a
part of the SSH2 distribution. It uses SSH as transport for
encrypted communication. See Secure
Shell for further discussion. If the host has the full complement
UNIX utilities installed and shell access is allowed, RBrowser will
take full advantages of that too for file operations on the remote
With this protocol, RBrowser
can connect (in theory) to any machine with at least a halfway
decent FTP server. For Public FTP servers just leave the username field
blank, RBrowser will use 'anonymous', the password is usually an email
address for the
user. The public FTP password can be defined in the
Global Preferences Panel.
This protocol is not as rich as SFTP-SSH, so it won't allow you
to do some file operations,
like compress, but all the basics work: copying files back
and forth, listing folders, etc. SSL/TLS (explicit or Implict) access can be enabled under the FTP Options tab.
See FTPNotes for further discussion.
Host or URL:
Name (or IP address) of the remote host you want to log on to.
This field also accepts FTP/HTTP URLs in the form
ftp://user:pass@myhost/dir/dir1/file. If you type or
a URL into this field, it will be parsed into the rest of
the fields automagically. Once the URL is entered the Login button
on the bottom will open a new Viewer for the site using the host part
of the URL, or the Download button (see below) will download the file the
URL refers to.
If you want to connect to a nonstandard port for the selected
protocol, use this field to specify the desired number. Leave it
empty for the default (21 for FTP, 22 for SSH).
Get (Download Button):
This button with the Red Arrow will be enabled whenever there is a
URL in the Hostname/URL field. Clicking this arrow will invoke
the download agent (curl by default) in the background to download the
the designated download directory. The download agent's behavior is
by download options in the Download tab of the Global Preferences Panel. RBrowser
will not open a File Viewer when the download button is used.
Login information for the remote host defined above.
After a successful login, RBrowser will try to load the folder
- Character Encoding: - You can tell RBrowser which character encoding the remote host
uses. This could help the browser to correctly display characters
in the upper ASCII set (eg. ¥ or ª, etc.) which are used
in a lot of languages and interpreted differently on various
hosts. The default is UTF-8.
- Open at Startup - As a convenience, some sites can be auto connected when
RBrowser starts up. NOTE: passwords are NEVER saved for security
reasons. Use this option for sites you always need. Default is
- Show Home Folder Only - On by default. RBrowser shows only the
user's home directory, nothing above that. For most
users this is fine, for root access and system administration, turn
- Site Name - Every site can have a meaningful name assigned by the user. This name
will appear on the top of the Site's viewers, also if the GO and Preferences menus.
- Initial Path - Enter the path you want to load on the remote server on login. This path is saved from the last login.
(Finally...) Hit this button to start the login process.