If you run Xubuntu, connecting to remote filesystems is supported by using the Gigolo program. For me, on installs up to 11.04, this has worked out of the box, but with a clean install of 11.10 all Gigolo would offer me was a "Custom Location" (not much good if you want SSH / Samba-Windows / FTP / Obex / WebDav shares).
The problem is probably caused by gvfs-backends not being installed, so
and Gigolo should work properly.Code:sudo apt-get install gvfs-backends
Link to a more detailed page on getting network shares with Gigolo, nice work from user Kronalias