Server! v4.0.32 released

We have just released version 4.0.32 of our Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Improved:¬†directory list format is now compatible with Maverick’s SFTPv4 behavior
  • Fixed: bug that prevented changing the Software-ID for SSH/SFTP connections
  • Fixed: installer now ensures that all prerequisites are correctly installed before allowing software setup

Note: if after the update you notice any unexpected behavior in the web interface, just hit Ctrl-F5 in your browser; that will force the browser to reload the page as well as all back-end scripts and update the ones that may have been cached from previous versions of the software.

As usual you can download this new release from our website.

CSID and software identification over FTP(E/S)

This article refers to a new feature that will be introduced in the upcoming Server! version 4.0.

Software identification (server-side) is intrinsic to the SSH (and therefore SFTP) protocol, and has always been supported by Server! since version 1.0. But the new version 4.0 introduces full support for the CSID (Client/Server ID) extension of the FTP protocol as well.

Therefore, starting from Server! v4.0, the BeforeSendSoftwareID event-handler now applies to all protocols of the FTP family (FTP, FTPS, and FTPES). Using the scripting framework you can redefine the server identification, and thus run your own “under cover” FTP(E/S) server that declares to be anything you want. Continue reading