Adding users from CSV file using PowerShell and SMSCLI Server! version: 4.0.8+

Many of our users are asking how to add multiple user accounts to Server! at once. Most of them already have a CSV (comma-separated value) text file with username and passwords of the user profiles to be added, so it would make a lot of sense for them to have a simple procedure to import such users from the existing CVS file. You can actually do that very easily by writing a tiny PowerShell script that internally calls our SMSCLI ( Server! Command-Line Interface), and this article shows one way to do so.

The first step is to make sure that we know what VFS these imported users will be using as their “home directory”. For the sake of this example (and to keep it as easy as possible) we will use a parametric VFS like the one shown in the image here below: Continue reading

Someone is up to something (SSH server hacking attempts)

As some of you may know, Syncplify’s goal wasn’t just to build a secure FTP and SFTP server with regards to data in motion; we made sure to design a server software that can protect itself (and therefore you) from many hacking attempts, like DoS, password harvesting, hammering, and many other types of attack.

In order to better understand what types of attack are out there in the wild, we have deployed several instances of our Server! in many different networks (in the cloud, VPS, dedicated servers, …) and we use them as “honeypots” to keep the world SSH break-in attack situation under constant monitoring.

In the past few days we have noticed a significant increase of password harvesting/guessing/breaking attacks, as shown in the picture here below. Taking control of as many servers as possible by breaking into them via SSH is one of the preliminary actions that usually lead to some form of DDoS outbreak in the near future.


The situation shown here above is a clear indicator that someone is up to something. We would not be surprised if another major vendor/corporation/network is subject to a DDoS attack in the next few days. Please, everybody stay alert!

We’re also happy to report that, unlike some competitors’ software, Server! is successfully identifying all attacks, and blacklisting all attackers. No Server! has been broken into. Ever.