VShell(R) 4.4 (Beta 1) -- November 14, 2017 Copyright (C) 1995-2017 VanDyke Software, Inc. All rights reserved. This file contains a VShell product history. It includes lists of new features, changes, and bug fixes sorted by release. For a product description, installation notes, registration, and contact information, please refer to readme.txt (downloaded with this package). Changes in VShell 4.4 (Beta 1) -- November 14, 2017 ------------------------------------------------ New features: - New support for queueing trigger actions so that only a specified number of threads (or processes) will run at any one time. This improves performance when the VShell host is resource constrained or clients perform actions that cause many triggers to fire simultaneously. - Added ability to allow or deny certain SFTP commands, including SETSTAT & FSETSTAT(icacls, chmod, chown, chgrp), RMDIR(rmdir), REMOVE(rm, del), RENAME(rename, mv), and LINK(ln, mklink). - Windows: Added support for the HTTP/1.1 protocol. Users can now connect to VShell using their web browser with HTTP or HTTPS to view folder contents, upload and download files. Additionally, HTTP/S file upload and download can be automated using command-line tools such as cURL. - Windows: Added ability to deny connections from IP addresses after a specified number of authentication failures in a specified amount of time. - Windows: Added ability to re-allow SFTP and FTPS connections from denied IP addresses after a specified amount of time. - Windows: VShell Monitor now displays the session ID for each active connection. Changes: - Windows: In the VShell control panel, the Subconfiguration category now appears under Common rather than SSH2. - Windows: The fields to impersonate a different user in the Virtual Root Path Dialog were moved to a separate pop-up dialog. - Windows: The Common/Logging page of the VShell control panel no longer shows the option to turn off W3C Logging. Existing configurations are not affected by this change. - Windows: VShell control panel now "remembers" any changes that are made to list column widths in the GUI. - Unix: Upgraded Crypto++ library to latest version 5.6.5 released on Oct 11, 2016. Host keys and public/private key pairs generated by VShell are now compliant with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-4 Digital Signature Standard. Note that FIPS 186-4 requires that keys be at least 1024 bits in length. VShell will continue to accept DSA keys in formats prior to FIPS 186-3 if they are 1024 bits or longer. Bug fixes: - In rare cases the VShell SSH2 service could crash if a client sent bad data during key exchange. - Windows: In the VShell control panel, under the Subconfiguration / Location category, using the "Move Down" button to reorder entries could cause the entries to be displayed incorrectly. - Windows: In some locations on the VShell control panel, the Apply button was not enabled when a checkbox was toggled. - Windows: In VShell FTPS, some mnemonics on the FTPS page of the VShell control panel did not work. - Unix: If the Access Control List specification in the vshelld_config file was incorrect, the resulting error message included some but not all of the valid access types.