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Information below describes the feature changes on ProFTP.

Major differences 3.0/Release:20090726 from the 2.9/Release:20080606 version

The following enhancements have been made:

1. Ftp:
- any foreign SOCKS4 server may be used in "FTP via SOCKS4" mode
(earlier - only own Telnet/SSH's ones)
- most IBM MVS filesystems are processed with file-/directory- attributes
- the "Auto" Server Type item is added. Applicable in most cases.

2 Ping:
- the IP- and Port- scanning is improved
- some TCP servers may be checked more carefully
(HTTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, SSH , SPOP3/asSSL)

3. Ftp/NFSViewer:
- more remote operations (rm, rmdir, mkdir, rename ) are available in the libNFSC.DLL NFS-Viewer, limited free demo-version of the full NFS-Browser plug-in, based on the XwpNFS-SDK API.
The limited free demo libNFSC.dll is freely available.
- directories with very many files and/or very long filenames are available for browsing now
- the sample libNFSC.cpr settings file are more useful and informational now.

The following bugs have been fixed:

1. Ftp:
- the "HideDrives" settings may lead to crash if network drive(s) is presented in Windows list of drives.

2. Ftp/NFSViewer:
- the mount connection was not closed after mount operation completion
- was not operational if non-single network card presented
- mount used non-reserved (>1024) local port number, as result, some mount-servers rejected the connection as non-trusted
- LOOKUP requests were wrong sometimes
- the incorrect FreeSize calculation in ReadDir[Plus] reply was fixed
- some settings (XWPBroadTime, XWPRetryNumber, XWPTimeOut and XWPTraceLevel) are loaded from selected ".cpr" file more correct.

3. Telnet:
- In the file telnet.out password and user-id were logged unencrypted.

Major differences 2.9/Release:20080606 from the 2.8/Release:20070707 version

New Features on this release include

1. Ftp:
- the "HideDrives" optional setting implemented to provide the disk drives' visibility. This allows you to reflect the Windows User Configuration -> Windows Components -> Windows Explorer Policy Settings. You can also provide your own drives' visibility;
- in the SFTP mode the ASCII/BINARY transfer mode switching was implemented (same as FTP mode). Important note. Since the added feature is non-standard for SFTP,please make sure you are aware that the initial state of transfer mode is "BINARY".
- the "NFS-Browser" mode was implemented to allow access to any remote NFS-Server's export without any NFS-Client installed on a local PC. It is the demo of the "NFS-Client SDK" usage. The "trNFSbr.cpr" file may be pointed in the "CPR file" input field to enable the full tracing.

2. Telnet:
- some terminals ("vt100","vt52"..) were not colored originally. The deviation from the strong emulation was implemented to allow to use colors for such as terminal types.

The following bugs have been fixed:

1. Telnet:
- the "Colors" attribute of the "VT240" terminal type (in the "terminfo.ini" file) incorrectly has the "3" value. It was changed to the correct "Colors=16";
- the initialization of the terminal window is more correct now;
- some bugs during the loading, viewing and edition of profiles were fixed;
- the "Log All session output" provides now the same with the "Log Prontable output only" Logging mode (wrongly did nothing, what is unexpected).

Major differences 2.8/Release:20070707 from the 2.7/Release:20070119 version

New Features on this release include

1. Ftp
- Enlarged the receiving buffer size up to 32K. The send- and receive- speeds are close to each other now.
- Local directories may be renamed now.

2. ComSetup
- Now ComSetup is placed in the new "Settings" facility.
- Implemented the "SilentBell" setting.

3. Settings
- New facility that integrates the "ComSetup" and "XSettings" facilities.

The following bugs have been fixed:

1. Ftp
- Fixed skipping some files if a long list of files for copying was selected.
- Fixed some minor bugs (wrong focus and update) for copying from a remote to local host.
- The renamed local directory could not be copied.
- Fixed skipping files with blanks in names with some modern Ftp-daemons.

2. LPD
- The LPD-server crashed during the 2nd start-up in some circumstances.

Major differences 2.7/Release:20070119 from the 2.6/Release:20060612 version

New Features on this release include

1. Installation:
- The Installation procedure accepts a prepared file with Telnet settings. The file must have the "prosets.ini" name and locate in the package distributive directory ("near the setup.exe" file). It is especially useful for "silent" installations.

2. Ftp
- Enlarged the allowed name length of files or directories from 100 to 255 symbols;
- Improved comprehension of the StatusBar;
- Improved messages during Directory Copying.

3. Telnet:
- Columns-selection-by-rectangular is supplemented with selection- by-filling that provides text highlighting selection in traditional manner.
- Implemented the "Quick Copy to Clipboard" mode, in which "Copy" is performed on release of the left mouse button.
- Implemented "Copy"/"Paste"-by-keyboard that are close to traditional manner. By default, "Copy"/"Paste" use the "Ctrl_L+Shift_L+C"/"Ctrl_L+Shift_L+V" keys combinations.
- Implemented the "Fit To Screen" setting on the "Text" tab for the "XTERM" emulation Type to guarantee that an application window is fully displayed on the PC's screen (i.e. it does not cross screen boundaries). If necessary, Scroll Bars are created.
- Implemented the "Dynamic resize" setting on the "Text" tab for the "XTERM" emulation Type to provide the "no scrollbar" mode. The actual Rows and Columns numbers are dynamically being changed while window resizing.
- The "XTERM" terminal emulation provides 16-colors mode instead of B/W one.

The following bugs have been fixed:

1. Ftp
- Sometimes the "FXP:...not connected" unexpected message took place when copying files;
- Fixed error processing of file listing with some modern Ftp-daemons.

2. Telnet:
- Fixed some bugs in the XTERM/Standard mode;
- Sometimes unexpected resizing of an application window took place.
- Fixed some bugs in viewing previous screens (including 1024-line screens).
- Fixed some bugs in marking a selection area (including those that were detected while focus and window activity changing).

Major differences 2.6/Release:20060612 from the 2.5/Release:20051120 version

New Features on this release include

1. FTP:
- Implemented the FTP security extension (RFC2228). It requires MIT Kerberos for Windows to be installed.
- Implemented the UTF-8 conversion of names.
- Implemented IPv6 support.

2. Telnet:
- Implemented the named "profiles" (pre-set sessions).
- Saved telnet-screens ("back buffer"). Can now be written to a file.
- Implemented the Saving of Screen history (i.e., Saving of all Extend Screens).
- Improved flexibility for the XTERM emulation mode.
- Implemented the UTF-8 substitution.
- Implemented the "-prof profilename" option in the command line.

The following bugs have been fixed:

1. FTP in FXP mode:
- Fixed the incorrect viewing of a current directory specification and other FXP-specific bugs.

2. Telnet:
- The selection rectangular did not clear all the time.
- Suppressed any unnecessary Telnet attempts to update the read-only ".ini"-files.

Major differences 2.5/Release:20051120 from the 2.4/Release:20050429 version

New Features on this release include

1. Comsetup:
- implemented the "Disable Log Output" setting to prevent attempts to write in the ".out" and ".ini" files from any of the package's facility

2. Ping (renovated):
- implemented the IPv6 support (in both the ICMP and TCP modes)
- TCP ping is allowed to standard TCP/IP echo port 7 as well as to any other TCP port entered
- allows to scan the LAN

3. FTP:
- the latest local working directory is activated when selecting profile
- implemented the FXP mode to copy files between two remote FTP servers

4. Telnet:
- implemented the IPv6 support

The following bugs have been fixed:

1. Ping (renovated):
- stopped the usage of raw sockets. The standard MS Windows ICMP interface is used instead to allow non-admin users to use ping

2. FTP:
- timer stops after 10800 ticks
- reget shows bytes already copied
- drag & drop features for the MVS system

Major differences 2.4/Release:20050429 from the 2.3/Release:20041126 version

New Features on this release include

1. FTP:
- FTP can copy files with illegal symbols using a map table.

2. Telnet:
- implemented the "-mout []" command-line option to provide a "readable" log-file for the session;
- implemented the "-lxdn []" command-line option to set the "DISPLAY" session environment variable if a remote daemon supports it (the "-lxdn" option means lookup running the XServer);
- Telnet understands the local XServer's "DynamicDisplayNumber" mode and correctly looks for running the XServer.

The following bugs have been fixed

1. Installation:
- the silent installation did not correctly use some saved installation parameters (i.e. the "Destination directory").

2. Telnet:
- more correct restarting to remove a possible "restart loop" and crash after the "password->"Disconnect" action.

Major differences 2.3/Release:20041126 from the 2.2/Release:20040707 version

The following enhancements have been made:

1. Installation:
- The InstallShield X is used in the installation procedure. 16-bit executables are not used from this version.

2. FTP:
- can copy files with illegal symbols using a map table

3. Telnet:
- improved the viewing of the terminal output buffer to provide correct work when terminal output is in progress
- provided more correct "rubber rect" drawing/processing

The following bugs have been fixed:

1. FTP:
- some minor bugs were fixed

Major differences 2.2/Release:20040707 from 2.1/Release:20040223 version

The following enhancements have been made:

1. Installation:
- implemented the "-auto2" option for "setup.exe". This is the same as "-auto" option with the only difference: the Finish dialog message is suppressed.

2. Comsetup:
- implemented the "Enable TCP/IP KeppAlive mode" setting
- implemented the "Enable Logotype" setting

The following bugs have been fixed :

1. FTP:
- Endless printing into the status area if an incorrect host name entered
- Incorrect listing when a link name will match to a user or group name
- Incorrect listing when a file name consists of spaces

Major differences 2.1/Release:20040223 from 2.0/Release:20030915 version

The following enhancements have been made

1. FTP:
- more settings are saved
- implemented a new format of a directory listing for the NETWARE FTP daemon
- implemented a new format of a directory listing for the Hummingbird FTP daemon

2. Telnet:
- a review of runaway lines (as "old screens") was improved

The following bugs have been fixed

1. FTP:
- more settings are saved

2. Telnet:
- fixed incorrect selecting of the full Telnet screen region
- fixed incorrect receiving of some national characters
- fixed some bugs in the "View of previous screens" mode

Major differences 2.0/Release:20030915 from 1.9/Release:20030512 version

The following enhancements have been made

1. FTP:
- improved saving of settings

2. Telnet:
- implemented a review of runaway lines (as "old screens")

Major differences from the 1.6/Release:20020529 version

The following enhancements have been made

1. FTP :
- sometimes hang up because of connection unexpected closing by peer

The following bugs have been fixed

1. Installation :
- the "Configure" mode operates correctly now

Major differences from the 1.5/Release:20011007 version

The following enhancements have been made

FTP:
- works correctly with the Windows NT 4.0 FTP-daemon

Network layout:
- the "KeepAlive" TCP/IP mode may be set

Installation:
- the "silent" installation mode is available now

Major differences 1.5/Release:20011007 from 1.4/Release:20010419 version

The following enhancements have been made

1. FTP:
- FTP connections may be done through existing SSH connection. In FTP's "Passive" mode the "Dynamic Forwarding", the new Telnet/SSH feature, may be used. In FTP's "non-Passive", default, mode the usual Telnet/SSH Forwarding feature may be used.

2. XStartup:
- Rexec connections may be done through existing SSH connection using "Dynamic Forwarding" - the new Telnet/SSH feature
- the max.number of saved "Jobs" is increased from 32 to 256

3. LPD:
- the listening LPD port is tunable now. User may set any value instead of standard port 515

The following bugs have been fixed

1. FTP:
- FTP crashed under Windows 2000
- else some FTP-servers are recognized and their listings are viewed correctly

Undocumented Features

1. Comsetup:
- Implemented the "Disable Log Output" setting to prevent attempts to write in the ".out" and ".ini" files from any of the package's features.

2. Ping (renovated):
- The "*" wild card symbol may be used once in the IP address (in both IPv4 and/or IPv6 cases) to scan 256 hosts on the LAN.
Examples of correct IP addresses: "192.168.0.*", "fe80::250:baff:fef2:*42%4".

3. Ftp:
- To enter in the FXP mode, the "Server"->"FXP/FTP Connect" menu item must be chosen to log on the second remote host after the usual FTP log on the first host was completed. After this the left FTP's pane will represent the 2nd remote FTP server.

4. Telnet:
- The "SelectRect=0" line can be inserted into the "[telnet]" section of the xwp.ini file to set the selection by filling mode, which provides the traditional text highlighting selection.
- The "QuickClipBoard=1" line can be inserted into the "[telnet]" section of the xwp.ini file to set the "Quick Copy to Clipboard" mode, when the "Copy" performed on release of the left mouse button.
- The "CtrlCVmode=3" line can be inserted into the "[telnet]" section of the xwp.ini file to exactly set the traditional "Copy"/"Paste" key combination ("Ctrl+C"/"Ctrl+V"). Be careful, because in this mode you cannot send to remote application another "traditional" key combination "Ctrl+C" (break event). The "CtrlCVmode=5" is the default ("Ctrl_L+Shift_L+C"/"Ctrl_L+Shift_L+V").

Known problems and limitations

1. Lpd:
- Printers on the remote MS Windows NT4 hosts are unavailable from the local host under MS Windows NT4.

PLEASE NOTE

The programs associated in this package may send and/or receive broadcast IP requests. Since such packets cannot cross the nearest firewall/gateway/router, please be sure that these IP requests are invisible from outside your network. We assume that such behavior cannot be considered as "Hacking" or "Trojan horse's action".

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