Firefox ssh protocols handlers

Bug #3554 reported by Leen Toelen on 2005-10-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)
Mozilla Bugs
mozilla-firefox (Ubuntu)
ubufox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I found this on geeklog at

It would be great to add this to the default firefox settings in ubuntu.

In order to have Firefox launch a gnome-terminal for url which begin in ssh/telnet, I wrote a little script and made some changes in about:config


user_pref("", "/home/asyd/bin/firefox-handler.zsh");
user_pref("", "/home/asyd/bin/firefox-handler.zsh");





/usr/bin/gnome-terminal -e "$proto $data"

Changed in mozilla-firefox:
assignee: nobody → ijackson
Ryan Lovett (ryan-spacecoaster) wrote :

I'd also like to see this addressed. Safari handles ssh:// links and it'd be great if Linux web browsers (and gnome-vfs apps) could support this as well.

More info:

Jérémie Corbier (jcorbier) wrote :

One task is enough. mozilla-firefox is provided to ease upgrading to the new firefox package.

Changed in mozilla-firefox:
status: Unconfirmed → Rejected
Ryan Lovett (ryan-spacecoaster) wrote :

Does this mean the bug is still open for firefox?

Changed in firefox:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Jérémie Corbier (jcorbier) wrote :

Yep. The firefox task is still open.

Ian Jackson (ijackson) on 2006-09-27
Changed in firefox:
assignee: ijackson → nobody
Changed in firefox:
assignee: nobody → mozilla-bugs
dn (nobled) wrote :

(old bug) Would this be a good idea for ubufox?

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

once there is a gconf handler for this scheme by default in ubuntu, i will reconsider this.

Changed in ubufox (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
Changed in firefox (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 12:45:16AM -0000, Alexander Sack wrote:
> once there is a gconf handler for this scheme by default in ubuntu, i
> will reconsider this.

Should this bug be reassigned to gconf? Otherwise can you keep this bug
open until then as wishlist?


qk4l (reg-tem4uk) wrote :

I can`t get correct working with firefox 3.6..

Also I find more nice script on bash

gnome-terminal -e "ssh `echo $1 | sed -e "s/ssh:\/\///"`"

Tsepo (m0rph3us) wrote :

gnome-terminal -e "ssh `echo $1 | sed -e "s/ssh:\/\///"`"

using above script, just opens for 2 seconds and closes.
how can i have terminal display new devices in tabs and not open new window.

Thanks in-advance.

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