Syncplify.me Server! v4.0.8 released

We have just released version 4.0.8 of our Syncplify.me Server! software. This version features the following improvements:

  • Support for Windows XP, Server 2003, Server 2003 R2, and Vista
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the import of user keys in RSA format
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the correct behavior of AllowFTP, AllowFTPS, and AllowFTPES

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

RSA, DSA and ECDSA host keys

Syncplify.me Server! version: 4.0.0+

Our users are aware that old Syncplify.me Server! versions (from 1.0 to 3.x) used to support only a single host key, and it had to be an RSA key.

As of version 4.0, though, Syncplify.me Server! supports RSA, DSA, and ECDSA host keys, and it support multiple (unlimited) host keys per virtual server.

The addition of DSA keys was mostly driven by the fact that some of our customers possess legacy DSA host/server keys that they are required to use, in order for certain client applications to work properly. The addition of ECDSA host keys instead is a truly remarkable new feature, and to understand why just check out the comparison table here below: Continue reading

RSA or DSA keys for public-key authentication with Syncplify.me Server!?

Some SFTP clients have the ability to generate key-pairs for SSH2 public-key authentication, and – in some cases – our users are presented with the question: do you want to generate RSA or DSA keys?

When you want to authenticate against a Syncplify.me Server!, please, always use RSA keys. If you use DSA keys you may not be able to successfully authenticate.