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Annotate information in Connect to Server dialog Network
In Finder, Command+K (Finder » Go » Connect to Serverů) permits the storing of frequently used server addresses and protocols. However, when servers are indicated only by their IPv4 or IPv6 addresses, it is not easy to remember which address corresponds with which server. There appears to be no way to include text information associated with server addresses.

It is possible to include the # anchor at the end of the address and to indicate some information after this #. No spaces are allowed after the #.

Examples:

vnc://fkm@[2b01:0670:3201:1137:0211:24ff:ffe0:4bc6]#eMac_Conservation
afp://mgi@[2a01:0e35:2d49:0580:9227:e2ff:fef2:29ff]#Macbook_d_Emelyne
smb://129.172.107.192#DataXlab

Note that the true addresses have been changed of course in the examples.

[crarko adds: This works at least as far back as Leopard, and it wouldn't surprise me if it goes back further. I didn't find an obvious duplicate, but it's possible this has been mentioned before.]
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Works in Safari Too
Authored by: lullabud on Sep 21, '11 08:21:58AM

I use this same trick in Safari to get quickly searchable URL strings for temporary pages, like UPS tracking data.



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Annotate information in Connect to Server dialog
Authored by: Akel on Sep 21, '11 08:28:27AM
Another use of this is if you use SSH tunnels, in which all connections go to localhost:port and it is not always easy to remember which port goes to which service. Now I have

vnc://localhost:590x#VNC_Host1
vnc://localhost:590y#VNC_Host2
afp://localhost:154x#AFP_Host1
afp://localhost:154y#AFP_Host2

Good Hint, very useful

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Annotate information in Connect to Server dialog
Authored by: David Fetrow on Sep 21, '11 05:23:44PM

I'm thinking that, since the Mac uses swap files (rather than swap disk) that full
disk encryption in Lion makes encrypting swap files redundant.

With some encryption schemes: encrypting twice will decrypt.



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Annotate information in Connect to Server dialog
Authored by: bunam on Sep 22, '11 12:54:39AM

It's crazy that apple didn't provide a decent interface in this part of the finder...

You can create url file by copy/paste on safari url and then drag it to the desktop

You can also create a little web page with url, it's working for http:// or https:// fore sure, but you can use ssh://, sftp://, afp://, smb:// and other that are declared in you system.



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