Server and Protocol Information Dialog

In this ui_fsinfo post, we will see how the Server and Protocol Information Dialog work.

In this dialog, you will see all the information about the connected servers, the protocol information, which are you are using at the current time. You will also see the remote files system on the same dialog.

The command to show the dialog is

In this particular dialog, you will see three tabs, which are described individually below

  1. Protocol
  2. Space available
  3. Copying Information
  1. Protocol- The Protocol tab shows known information about the current session.
  • With the SSH (SCP and SFTP) based protocols, you will see the current session, which is shown by the server’s host keys fingerprint box.
  • This is the particular key, which you have already verified at the time of the very first attempt while connecting to the server.
  • Also, the SHA-256 and MD5, both fingerprints will be displayed while connecting to the server.
  • If you are using FTP and WebDAV, instead of TLS/SSL, then you will see the fingerprint for the certificate (used for the current session) which is shown by “Certificate Fingerprint Box.”
  • If you want to see all the information about the certificate, you must click on the “Full Certificate Button.”
  • In this list, you will see the Transfer protocol is currently in use. (These are some general information, which is based on the version of the protocol).
  • In some instances, you can feel some lack of information about the actual server and any particular implementation.
  • At the bottom, you will see the box is showing some additional or non-structured details about the protocol/server.
  • This is the list of extensions or some additional options for the FTP, SFTP, and the protocol of WebDAV. However, the server supports both proprietary and generic extensions.
  • There is an output command for the FTP protocol, for example– uname -a
  1. Space available
  • This “Space Available” tab will show you the information on the storage space of the existing remote directory.
  • Using the option request information, for the other path, will take you to the information page. Here is the step- Type in the Path box then press the button Check space.
  • The alternative command to check the available space is “Pre-Defined Custom Command”- [Disk Space Usage (df)]

Note– One thing to be noted- The tab may be disabled while the server is not providing the option the check the available space.

  1. Copying Information
  • You can simply copy all the information, which is shown on the dialog under the clipboard.
  • Press the “Copy to Clipboard” button.
  • A similar list of items can be copied individually. Select all of them by using the “Copy” Command for the “Context Menu.”



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