Syncplify.me Server! pre-install check list

The Syncplify.me Server! system service may fail to start, or otherwise fail to answer incoming connections, if the following requirements are not met. So it is very important to double-check every item in the list below before running the installer.

  1. No other FTP(S) or SFTP (therefore also SSH) server should be running on the same TCP ports used by Syncplify.me Server! By default FTP runs on ports 21 and 20, FTPS (implicit) runs on ports 990 and 989, and the SSH/SFTP service runs on port 22. Please make sure such ports are available.
  2. Make sure your server or VM has at least 256 MB of RAM (512 recommended).
  3. Make sure your server or VM has at least 100 MB free hard disk space.
  4. If you will be running Syncplify.me Server! behind a firewall, please, make sure all NAT rules on your firewall are in place and working correctly.

Performing the few simple checks here above can avoid 99.9% of all installation problems, and guarantee you’ll be up and running in a matter of minutes.

How does the new blacklist automatic trigger work?

In Syncplify.me Server! version 1.1.6.16 we have introduced an additional automatic triggering method for the blacklist, and several users asked us to explain how it works with more detail.

The previous versions, in fact, were already able to trigger the automatic blacklisting of a client IP address upon a certain number (configurable) of failed authentication attempts.

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Receive a notification email when someone tries to log in

A very common request from our customers is to be able to receive an email notification whenever someone tries to log into their FTP(S)/SFTP server with the wrong credentials.

You can do that by taking advantage of the new “after a failed authentication” event handler that we’ve introduced in Syncplify.me Server! version 1.0.5.15. Here is how to do it:

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New release: Server! v1.0.5.15

Today we have released Syncplify.me Server! version 1.0.5.15.

It’s a FTP, FTPS (both explicit and implicit TLS), and SFTP server for the Windows operating system.

Among its most prominent features you can find:

  • Runs as a system service
  • Large file support (> 4 GB)
  • PKI authentication with multiple key-pairs per user
  • Advanced FTP(S) and SFTP security settings
  • Automatic blacklist
  • Real-time monitor
  • Virtual folders with per-folder security
  • IP-based and per-user security (white-lists)
  • Powerful event-handling subsystem
  • Easy graphical Configuration Manager
  • Command-line Interface configuration tool

Please, come check it out here!

Using the TSrvUser object in Syncplify.me Server!

Here’s a brief example that shows how to use the TSrvUser from within a script run by a Syncplify.me Server! event handler. This scripts simply creates a clone of the currently connected user profile.