Configure a default server list

Nautilus (the Files application) stores a list of file-sharing servers in the file ~/.config/gtk-3.0/servers in the XBEL format. Add the list of file-sharing servers to that file to make file shares easily accessible to your user.

XBEL (XML Bookmark Exchange Language) is an XML standard that lets you share URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers). In GNOME, XBEL is used to share desktop bookmarks in applications such as Nautilus.

An example of the ~/.config/gtk-3.0/servers file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xbel version="1.0"
   <bookmark href="">
      <title>GNOME FTP</title>

In the example above, Nautilus creates a bookmark titled GNOME FTP with the URI