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 04-02-2009, 01:12 PM #1 Yil Too much time... FlashFXP Beta TesterioFTPD Administrator   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 1,194 ioFTPD v6.9.3 beta released As you've probably noticed the people who host the forum managed to loose months worth of posts. DOH! Anyway, here's the ChangeLog entries so they can be searched by the forum and you can access the link to the latest version. Quick Known issues: 1) A few %1T color messages are still in a few replies, all are fixed in an upcoming release. 2) Messages files that including things like the transfer status update contain an ANSI reset control code at the end of the line that some clients don't remove and thus it looks bad. Fixed in next release. 3) Stability problems with the lockup bug seem to be significantly higher on w2k3 servers. I don't have any confirmed reports on other window's flavors based upon logs sent to me so XP/Vista/w2k8 from my experience seem OK. In fact, on my single core XP machine I have never had the lockup bug hit. Latest Version: ioFTPD-v6.9.3.zip
 04-02-2009, 01:13 PM #2 Yil Too much time... FlashFXP Beta TesterioFTPD Administrator   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 1,194 Code: v6.9.0 Release Notes: 1) Files in \System: Changed : ioFTPD.[exe,pdb] - Version 6.9.0.0 Changed : ioFTPD.ini - summary of changes by section... [Any] : Added Feature_Suppression. [THEME] : HUGE new section added! HUGE! 2) Files in \text\ftp (just save you Welcome file and replace everything else) Changed : [AllDn, AllUp, WkDn, WkUp, MonthDn, MonthUp, DayDn, DayUp].Header [AllDn, AllUp, WkDn, WkUp, MonthDn, MonthUp, DayDn, DayUp].Body [AllDn, AllUp, WkDn, WkUp, MonthDn, MonthUp, DayDn, DayUp].Footer ClientInfo.[Common, Download, Idle, List, Login, Upload] ClientList.[Header, Download, Idle, List, Login, Upload, Footer] DeletedKick ExpiredKick GroupInfo.[Body, Header] GroupList.[Body, Header] TransferComplete UserInfo.[Header, Section, Footer] UserList.[Header, Body, Footer] Who.[Header, Download, Idle, List, Upload, Footer] Added : Color GroupInfo.Footer GroupList.Footer ServerClosing ServerShutdown UserInfo.Totals Deleted : ServerStatus 3) Files in \doc: Changed : Cookies.txt itcl.txt 4) Files in \users: Changed : Default.User *** New Features: 5) New site command (site color {on|default|off} [theme]). Some FTP clients support using ANSI color control codes to change the foreground/background colors of text in server output. Colors can make things look nicer and also helps you to interpet and understand replies better. Colors in output help by highlighting specific pieces of information, allow for the consistent use of colors to visually represent success, errors, unit differences such KB/MB/GB/TB for speeds and sizes, or to just make things look really cool. NOTE: FTP clients that supports colors don't always support both foreground and background colors at the same time (FlashFXP for instance). Therefore the default configurations only change the foreground color. Because different colors look better against different backgrounds, and people have different tastes, you can choose from a number of "themes" below. Each should color and format output differently. Try a few until you find the one you like best. To see the current settings and to get a list of available themes use "site color". To enable a particular theme use: "site color on ". To set a theme permanently which will automatically enable it during login use "site color default ". To disable color support: "site color off". By default I've offered 4 themes. One for users with a light colored background (like white/cream) and others with a dark or black background. For each of those backgrounds I offer the option of colorized output for just site commands like users/uinfo/groups/stats/etc and some error messages which I presume everyone will use who can. The other enables colors for transfer status messages and a few other things. 6) Extensive changes were made to the text/ftp directory to colorize the output. In general columns are color coded to make them stand out, and instead of reporting everything in fixed sizes like KB or MB everything uses the new 3digit formatter (which chooses KB/MB/GB/TB automatically) when color mode is enabled and often even when it isn't. Some highlights of changes are: site users: user flag field now colored to distinguish between regular users, group admins, siteops, and master accounts. site users: the last field now displays one of: account status (deleted/ expired), user's tagline, or their home directory and each is done in a different color. Previously it just showed account status or home dir. site uinfo: The user flag field is flag sensitive, it now reports errors for G flag without admingroups defined or admingroups without the G flag, missing/unknown info is highlighted, and in color mode all sizes/speeds use the new 3digit formatter. site ginfo: flags now colored to distinguish between regular users, group admins, siteops, and master accounts. The new GAdmin column indicates if the user is a groupadmin of the group or if there is an error in the groupadmin settings. site groups : just colorized site who : "*" now prefixes your CID in the list, uploader/downloader/ idler lines colored differently, speeds auto-sized/colored site swho : "*" now prefixes your CID in the list, uploader/downloader/ idler lines colored differently, speeds auto-sized/colored site swho cid: colorized, and uses new uinfo header site stats alldn/dayup/... : auto-sized transfer stats TransferComplete: moved fields around, colored, auto-sized/colored added, if free space measured in MB or KB color it red 7) New super cookie ( %[C(color#)] ). Set foreground and/or background color explicitely. While %[C(0)] is used everywhere to reset the colors to their defaults, other uses of this cookie are probably limited to a handful of places like the new Color message file. Foreground colors codes: 0 = Reset colors to default 1 = Black 2 = Red 3 = Green 4 = Yellow 5 = Blue 6 = Magenta 7 = Cyan 8 = White Background color codes: (x=0 -> keep foreground, else set as above) 1x = Black 2x = Red 3x = Green 4x = Yellow 5x = Blue 6x = Magenta 7x = Cyan 8x = White NOTE: A 0 by itself means reset colors to the user's default, but 10 would mean a black background but use whatever the current foreground color is. Example: 51 means black lettering against a blue background, and a 4 means yellow lettering against the user's default background. 8) New super cookie ( %[T(index#)] ). Using the user's current active theme lookup the color code to use for the given index. Color codes are the same as %[C()] with the addition of -1 which means don't change anything. The problem with choosing specific colors ends up assuming the user is using a black background. Because ANSI only offers 8 colors and not all are equally readable on a white background, and even if legible may not look "pretty" or "cool", everybody cannot be happy all the time. To solve the look and feel issue I have introduced the notion of themes. Instead of assigning a specific color to a piece of information, you can use %[T(#)] to force a lookup of a color in a table and users can choose which table of colors they wish to use. Thus you can create a theme for users with black backgrounds and another for white backgrounds, one that has just a single highlight color and another for those who want lots of color. While users cannot define their own theme, you can define multiple in the configuration file and let them choose the one they like. 9) New super cookie ( %[R(index)] ). This cookie is similar to %[T()] except that instead of inserting a color change request at the current position, it scans backwards looking for the first non-space character and inserts the change there. This is primarily useful when you have set a background color and have inserted a left justified field with a minimum width. In that case you may not want all the padding to be drawn in the background color and this will prevent that. There isn't really a way to do the same thing at the moment for right justified fields. 10) New super cookie ( %[THEME(name)] ). The THEME super cookie switches to a a different table of the same theme when processing message files. This essentially allows us to provide a lot of flexibility in coloring messages file output from site who or uinfo because we can support individually colored fields which will consume a lot of theme indexes. If a single theme definition had hundreds of entries it would be really difficult to manage and/or re-use. Thus files that use lots of indexes can define a subtheme in the config file. 11) The internal string formatter now supports the %[-]\dT directive. With a negative number it acts like %[C()], 0 as %[C(0)], and a positive number like %[T()]. 12) New ioFTPD.ini section ([Themes]). Themes are defined as consecutive numbers starting from 1 and start with a one word identifier for the theme, followed by a list of numbers (up to 150 of them) which represent colors or formatting choices. ioFTPD offers you the option to really customize how things look so the list can be long. Don't worry though, it's really easy to modify stuff since you shouldn't have to edit any of the text/ftp/* files unless you want to. Subthemes are defined like 1_UserInfo which is the theme table to use for theme #1 when a message file requests a switch to the "UserInfo" subtheme. 13) The size specifier for the following super cookies has been changed or supported add for: %[Free], %[Credits], %[SharedCredits], %[Speed], all stat cookies such as %[AllDn]/%[DayUp]/etc, %[who(TotalSpeed)], %[who(TransferSpeed)], %[who(FileSize)], %[who(UpSpeed)], and %[who(DnSpeed)] Previously you could choose from kilo, mega, or giga. Now the complete format is as follows: SIZE:[*][+]{ kilo | mega | giga | tera | auto[unit][index] | 3digit[unit][index] } * : If a %[F()] format has been registered use that instead of the rest of the given arguments. + : Display KB/MB/GB/TB after the output of a kilo|mega|giga|tera command. auto, 3digit, and any output from * always show the size. [unit]: { kb | mb | gb | tb } If a [unit] specifier is provided then use that as the minimum unit chosen by auto or 3digit. [index]: A theme index {1 - 150} Specifies the theme index that represents the start of 4 entries where each entry describes a color, the first is used for KB, the second MB, etc. kilo - format number as specified by cookie in KB's with " KB" appended if + was specified. mega - format number as specified by cookie in MB's with " MB" appended if + was specified. giga - format number as specified by cookie in GB's with " GB" appended if + was specified. tera - format number as specified by cookie in TB's with " TB" appended if + was specified. auto - auto-size number to most appropriate unit of KB/MB/GB/TB (subject to minimum unit requested) and output the number as specified by the cookie along with the chosen units identifier and color the output in the appropriate color if a theme index was specified. auto - auto-size number to most appropriate unit of KB/MB/GB/TB (subject to minimum unit requested) and output the number as specified by the cookie along with the chosen units identifier and color the output in the appropriate color if a theme index was specified. 3digit - Similar to auto in that it finds the best size (subject to minimum unit requested), but guarantees the output only contains 3 digits (and an optional decimal point). I.e 40.9 MB, 409 MB, or 4.09 MB but never 41.09 MB. 14) New super cookie ( %[F(index)] ). Set the size auto-formatter to the format specified in the active theme at index. This super cookie does not change the output immediately, it just sets the format to be used for the next cookie if they request it via the * specification to SIZE arguments used in super cookie formatting. The theme index should be in the following ranges: 200+Theme = kilo 400+Theme = mega 500+Theme = giga 800+Theme = tera 1000+themeBase = auto-size (min size is KB) 2000+themeBase = auto-size (min size is MB) 3000+themeBase = auto-size (min size is GB) 4000+themeBase = TB 5000+themeBase = 3digit (min size is KB) 6000+themeBase = 3digit (min size is MB) 7000+themeBase = 3digit (min size is GB) 8000+themeBase = 3digit TB Theme refers to the color to use. ThemeBase refers to a theme index that represents the start of 4 entries where each entry describes a color, the first is used for KB, the second MB, etc. Thus 6080 means use the 3digit formatter, make sure the units chosen are at least MBs and then lookup the color to use from theme index 80 (unused since MB is min), 81, 82, or 83. If ThemeBase is 0 then don't apply any color to the output. NOTE: for these formatting codes to be used, the cookie must specify a SIZE argument that starts with a *. 15) Modified super cookie ( %[who] ): The follow all now accept a size argument (defined above). %[who(TotalSpeed)(SIZE)] %[who(TransferSpeed)(SIZE)] %[who(UpSpeed)(SIZE)] %[who(DnSpeed)(SIZE)] %[who(FileSize)(SIZE)] Two new convenience functions added display the time in the form hh:mm:ss form while omitting any leading zero fields. Thus 0s or 1:00 or 2:04:03 are valid outputs. %[who(IdleTime)] %[who(LoginTime)] New who function which returns "*" if the connection ID is the same as the current connection, else "". %[who(MyCID)] 16) New super cookie ( %[IsGAdmin] ). While listing users of a group this cookie will return "*" if the user is a pure group admin of the group, else "". 17) Directory listings over a passive connection now compute the transfer speeds for the listing. 18) New ioFTPD.ini feature (Feature_Suppression under devices like [Any]). You can list the complete FTP FEAT request lines you wish to suppress here. Since there are two MDTM lines and use MDTM-- to suppress the plain MDTM response. 19) New UserFile field (Theme). Stores the theme to activate during login or 0 if themes disabled. 20) New TCL command ([resolve link ]). This is similar to [resolve PWD ] in that it returns a real path, except it doesn't resolve the last part of the path if it's an ioFTPD symbolic link. 21) New TCL command ([resolve VFS []]). Using the current- working-directory (cwd) if supplied, or else the user's cwd if available or else "/", return the resolved VFS path provided the user has access to it. Don't resolve the last part of the path if it's a symbolic link. This is the ioFTPD VFS resolver! *** Functionality changes: 22) M accounts are now except from command permission checking so you can still do things with an incorrectly configured .ini file. 23) The site change sub-commands now default to permission denied so you must have an explicit entry to allow non-M flagged users to use them. 24) The site uinfo command used to call "UserInfo." files in this order: Header, Sections (once per section unless total only mode), and then the Footer. It now calls Header, Sections (once per section unless total only mode), Totals (unless only 1 section is defined), and then the Footer. This allows the total lines to be removed in the common case of just 1 section being defined. 25) All the site stat commands now default to "nozeros" mode which means no more 0 entries. See Changelog entry #10 from 6.4.0 for more details. 26) ServerStatus message file split into ServerShutdown and ServerClosing files. When the server was either shutting down or was closed to non-exempt users the system used to call the ServerStatus message file which tested for both conditions and printed out the appropriate info. Now the server just calls the correct file so no testing is required. *** Bug Fixes: 27) Fixed a serious memory corruption problem in "site who" caused by calling FreeShared() instead of Free() on two un-shared allocations. 28) Fixed a potentially large memory leak in "site who" and "site swho" related to not freeing search terms included in the site command or exclude terms defined in the ioFTPD.ini file. If using site who with exclusions frequently this could add up over time. 29) Site chgrp and site change admingroup no longer print/log the removing user from a group message when adding a primary group which the user is not already a member of. 30) Fixed a problem with 0 byte files being created if no connection was ever established and the transfer timed out or was aborted. This only happened if the connection wasn't using SSL as I had previously fixed that bug and thought I got this one was well. 31) Fixed a problem with the stats cookies (%[alldn], etc) when requesting summary information across all sections. -1 was being interpretted as an invalid conversion instead of an argument so instead of summarizing it was just showing the current section info. 32) Removed "No tagline" from Default.user. With the new site users output showing the tagline if defined instead of the home directory it makes sense to not have this set automatically. 33) Fixed trivial memory leak in Device_Load() function called during init and site rehash. 34) Fixed trivial memory leak during IdDatabase_Init() called during startup. 35) Fixed trivial memory leak in site purge/readd when listing users. *** Complaints / Outside limitations: 36) I can't return the TransferStatus update summary line during "stat -l" calls because FlashFXP doesn't handle the output correctly. The definition says the first line that starts with a number should terminate the directory listing, which means everything else should be displayed, but it doesn't show anything. 37) FlashFXP only supports 8 foreground and background colors and doesn't support things like underline, bold, etc. It also fails to decode compound ansi control codes which are used when you want to set more than 1 parameter at a time. 38) FlashFXP only allows you to set either the foreground or the background color but not both.
 04-02-2009, 01:13 PM #3 Yil Too much time... FlashFXP Beta TesterioFTPD Administrator   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 1,194 Code: v6.9.2 Release Notes: 1) Files in \System: Changed : ioFTPD.[exe,pdb] - Version 6.9.2.0 *** Internal changes: 2) Internal TCL unicode conversion buffer in Tcl_IoSetStringObject upgraded to 4096 bytes by default. It automatically adjusts larger if needed. 3) Errors during string conversion now record errors to SystemError.log file.
 04-02-2009, 01:14 PM #4 Yil Too much time... FlashFXP Beta TesterioFTPD Administrator   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 1,194 Code: v6.9.3 Release Notes: 1) Files in \System: Changed : ioFTPD.[exe,pdb] - Version 6.9.3.0 Changed : ioFTPD.ini - summary of changes by section... [FTP_SITE_Permissions] : Added color = !A * *** Bug Fixes: 2) Added permissions for regular users to use color command. 3) TCL timer command only accepted a 128 byte string. Now 1500. 4) TCL waitobjects created as a semaphore were actually event objects. 5) TCL waitobject wait command didn't default to 1 event/semaphore so would wait a random number of times before timing out.
 04-02-2009, 01:21 PM #5 Yil Too much time... FlashFXP Beta TesterioFTPD Administrator   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 1,194 And a quick update on some 6.10 stuff. I've added a number of new TCL features to support scripting which ioYil will use but are also useful for others. I'm working on rewriting a number of commands such as rename/move to handle merged directories better. I've also added some new features to directory listings to support administrators and merged directories and I've fixed a lot of things that didn't work they way I thought they should. I've played around internally with the directory cache a lot and the .ioFTPD file. Lots of low level stuff to support the changes to virtual dirs and drive spanning but I don't believe either of those features will make it into 6.10. I want to prove the cache changes don't break anything before changing the resolver.
 04-04-2009, 10:04 AM #6 HiTmE Junior Member   Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 18 Hi Yil Hope everything is ok with ya Several of us who use your latest version v6.9.3 have notice that in systemerror.log file it appears a msg: 03-22-2009 20:59:56 Error converting string: and this msg appear for every new uploaded file. so systemerror.log file is kind of a massive one in size with this issue. Do u know what causes this ? And if so, will it be fixed in your next version?. Thanks for taking time to respond... Regards HiTmE
 04-04-2009, 11:57 AM #7 Yil Too much time... FlashFXP Beta TesterioFTPD Administrator   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 1,194 HiTmE: Should have put that on known issues list. I have no idea why some people see that error. I don't see anything particularly tricky with the strings that are being converted so I'm confused. I'll be taking a look again to see if I can find the problem. I do need to understand when it happens so I can try to fix it locally. You say it happens with every uploaded file? That should be easy to reproduce. Are these all plain ASCII filenames in English? Any file it doesn't appear to complain about like say .nfo's or .sfv's or something? You using IoNinja and NxTools?
 04-04-2009, 12:28 PM #8 HiTmE Junior Member   Join Date: May 2008 Posts: 18 Yes I am using ioNinja v0.8.4, nxtools v1.2.1 with odog tempfix. According to odog, this has nothing to do with ioNinja. And it happends with every upload. Every rar/zip file gets an own error in systemerror.log So if a xvid dir contains 40 files, there is 40 rows of Error converting string:
 04-15-2009, 10:24 PM #9 Yil Too much time... FlashFXP Beta TesterioFTPD Administrator   Join Date: May 2005 Posts: 1,194 Anybody using latest nxTools and ioFTPD v6.5+ and using the pre command successfully? I've got a report that it's crashing with a runtime error in some instances but works fine on 6.4. I've got one incomplete stack trace indicating a problem in the nxHelper.dll file which may make sense since it's built against TCL 8.4 and ioFTPD 6.5+ uses TCL 8.5 but it's just the first guess based on the fact it appeared to crash in the dll initialization routine...
 05-02-2009, 05:03 AM #10 pion Senior Member   Join Date: Feb 2006 Posts: 138 Any progress with the lockup bug? Is there any workaround for the "Overlapped I/O operation" message in ssl?
 05-02-2009, 07:30 AM #11 o_dog Senior Member   Join Date: May 2007 Posts: 692 YiL: they're not using the nxtools fix. It's the dll that crashes it when it checks freespace on a drive. __________________ ioNiNJA
05-03-2009, 06:25 PM   #12
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o_dog even i i add the fix it dosent want to pree at all.

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 site pre tv-xvid TEST.XViD-TEST (01:20:50) [1] 200-.-[Pre]------------------------------------------------------------------. (01:20:50) [1] 200 Command successful.
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 05-06-2009, 08:46 AM #13 o_dog Senior Member   Join Date: May 2007 Posts: 692 it works here __________________ ioNiNJA
 05-06-2009, 04:37 PM #14 razoor Senior Member ioFTPD Foundation User   Join Date: Oct 2006 Posts: 163 hmm strange then. need to do a complete reinstall then see if that helps __________________ ioFTPD 7.0.3 nxTools ioNiNJA ioJM http://ioftpd.zapto.org /
 05-07-2009, 04:54 PM #15 razoor Senior Member ioFTPD Foundation User   Join Date: Oct 2006 Posts: 163 hmm probably did set something wrong in nxtools, caus now it works. But it cant find the dated dirs on pre for some reason, and i have checked and double checked all the paths! Any idea o_dog, if it works for you!?! __________________ ioFTPD 7.0.3 nxTools ioNiNJA ioJM http://ioftpd.zapto.org /

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