Add "Allow SSH/SFTP access" option to File Manager's menu

Bug #1544987 reported by Peter Bittner on 2016-02-12
This bug affects 13 people
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Ubuntu File Manager App

Bug Description

For doing file transfers entirely via WiFi, without USB cable, apps exist, such as WifiTransfer [1]. Their abilities are restricted due to the confined nature of apps. However, it is possible to allow (full) SSH/SFTP access to the Ubuntu Touch device via `android-gadget-service enable ssh`. This is described in detail at [2].

As an Ubuntu pone user
I want to be able to activate the (unrestricted) access via SSH to my mobile device via an option in the File Manager's drop-down menu (e.g. next to the "Enable full access" option) or on the Places screen somewhere,
which will also tell me the IP address and user name to connect with (for SFTP, SCP, SSH)
and may show a warning or similar in the system indicator area making it clear that access from outside is possible,
so that I have a natural, non-esotheric, FTP-like way of transferring data to my device.


Side Note

I've wanted to add this feature request to the Transfer indicator project, but there is no bug tracker configured there.


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