BPFTP Server: Update Available (Click Here); “Nothing Happens!”

When I click it, NOTHING HAPPENS?!?!?
When I click it, NOTHING HAPPENS?!?!?

Whenever there’s a new version available, BPFTP Server will display “Update Available (CLICK HERE)” in a yellow-box at the top of “Server Info”.

However, in versions prior to and including 2013.1.0.5, this function was inadvertently broken; as a result, please go to our website to download the update. This functionality is restored and working in 2013.1.0.6 and later.

FEATURE: Bulk Import CSV

In the latest release of BulletProof FTP Server, we’ve added the ability to import users via the “Bulk Import (CSV)” button, located in the User Manager. A CSV-File is a flat-text-file that contains a list of records (one per row) with a defined set of field-values for that record. This is analogous to a spreadsheet, such as Microsoft Excel and is often used as a method of getting data in/out of a spreadsheet.

To this end, we’ve developed a function that allows you to IMPORT user-accounts from another source, using a CSV file. Below is a list of fields that are supported for import. In this list, the first record you see is “ACCOUNTNAME”, this is a MANDATORY record as it is the unique-primary-key for the data. If ACCOUNTNAME exists, the data will be updated. If not, a new user-account will be created and all of the data will be set to the provided information. All other fields are optional, but each row in the CSV-file must contain the same fields as defined in the first header-record.

NOTE: Executing this functionality can be automated from the command-line utility “bpftpserver-adduser.exe”. Please see this HOWTO for more information.

EXAMPLE:
In the following example, we are defining a CSV file to import 11 new user-accounts (mmc000 to mmc010). Below you will find the first row contains the list of columns each row/record will contain; subsequent rows contain the data for the accounts. Please note, this is generic data and in this case, I choose to make a simple list of account-names that are prefixed with “mmc” and then use a 3-digit number. The intention is to show the power and flexibility; as each user-account can be assigned their own home-directory (c:\ftp\mmc999), groups, login-name, passwords, etc.

"AccountName","ACCESSRIGHTS_PACKED","Enabled","EnableLogin","Login","EnablePass","Pass","GroupName"
"mmc000","C:\ftp\mmc000;RWDAMLSK","1","1","mmc000","1","mmc000","mmc-group-0"
"mmc001","C:\ftp\mmc001;RWDAMLSK","1","1","mmc001","1","mmc001","mmc-group-0"
"mmc002","C:\ftp\mmc002;RWDAMLSK","1","1","mmc002","1","mmc002","mmc-group-0"
"mmc003","C:\ftp\mmc003;RWDAMLSK","1","1","mmc003","1","mmc003","mmc-group-0"
"mmc004","C:\ftp\mmc004;RWDAMLSK","1","1","mmc004","1","mmc004","mmc-group-0"
"mmc005","C:\ftp\mmc005;RWDAMLSK","1","1","mmc005","1","mmc005","mmc-group-0"
"mmc006","C:\ftp\mmc006;RWDAMLSK","1","1","mmc006","1","mmc006","mmc-group-0"
"mmc007","C:\ftp\mmc007;RWDAMLSK","1","1","mmc007","1","mmc007","mmc-group-0"
"mmc008","C:\ftp\mmc008;RWDAMLSK","1","1","mmc008","1","mmc008","mmc-group-0"
"mmc009","C:\ftp\mmc009;RWDAMLSK","1","1","mmc009","1","mmc009","mmc-group-0"
"mmc010","C:\ftp\mmc010;RWDAMLSK","1","1","mmc010","1","mmc010","mmc-group-0"

SUPPORTED FIELDS AVAILABLE TO BULK-IMPORT

Commonly Used Fields

FIELD_NAME FIELD_TYPE DEFAULT MANDATORY
ACCOUNTNAME STRING “” TRUE
AccessRights_Packed STRING “”
Enabled BOOLEAN True
EnableLogin BOOLEAN True
Login STRING “”
EnablePass BOOLEAN True
Pass STRING “”
EnableGroup BOOLEAN False
GroupName STRING “”
UseGroupHomeDir BOOLEAN False

Lesser Lesser Used Fields

FIELD_NAME FIELD_TYPE DEFAULT MANDATORY
AddHomeLink BOOLEAN False
AddLinkFromFile BOOLEAN False
AddLinks BOOLEAN False
AllowChangePassword BOOLEAN False
AllowNoop BOOLEAN True
BannedFiles_PACKED STRING “”
By-Pass_MaxUser BOOLEAN False
ChgDirMsgFile STRING “”
DefaultGroupQuotaCredit INTEGER -1
DefaultGroupRatioCredit INTEGER -1
EnableMaxConPerIP BOOLEAN False
EnableMaxUsers BOOLEAN False
EnableSITECHAT BOOLEAN False
EnableSITEWHO BOOLEAN False
Hide hidden Files BOOLEAN False
Home-IP STRING “”
IPACLList_PACKED STRING “”
Info_Address STRING “”
Info_City STRING “”
Info_Email STRING “”
Info_Fax STRING “”
Info_Name STRING “”
Info_Notes STRING “”
Info_PhoneHome STRING “”
Info_PhoneWork STRING “”
LinksFile STRING “”
LoginMsgFile STRING “”
MaxConPerIP INTEGER 1
MaxSpeedEnabled BOOLEAN False
MaxSpeedRcv INTEGER 512
MaxSpeedSnd INTEGER 512
MaxUsers INTEGER 0
QuotaCurrent INTEGER 0
QuotaEnabled BOOLEAN False
QuotaMax INTEGER 0
RatioCredit INTEGER 0
RatioDown INTEGER 1
RatioEnabled BOOLEAN False
RatioMethod INTEGER 0
RatioUp INTEGER 1
RelativePath BOOLEAN False
ResolveLNK BOOLEAN True
ShowChangeDirMsg BOOLEAN False
ShowLoginMsg BOOLEAN False
TimeOutEnabled BOOLEAN True
Timeout INTEGER 600
TreatLinksAs BOOLEAN True

HOWTO: Remove Your License-Code

How to Remove License-Code

  • Start the GUI version of BulletProof FTP Server
  • Click About
  • Hold down Alt+Shift+Ctrl and Left-Click the “License for Use:” box
  • Click “YES” to “REMOVE LICENSE KEY:…” dialog-box
  • Enter the “Technical-Support Permission-Code” and click OK:
  • BulletProof FTP Server will confirm the removal and shutdown the program
  • HOWTO: Remove License Code

    The "Technical Support Permission Key" is: 902djlx0qojs
    The “Technical Support Permission Key” is:
    902djlx0qojs

    HOWTO: Enter Your Subscription-Code

    License-Codes: This HOWTO covers the entering the subscription-codes into the software. In addition, we have two other HOWTOs which may help…

    HOWTO: Upgrade Your License to a new Edition
    http://blog.builtbp.com/2014/02/upgrade-your-license-to-a-new-edition/

    HOWTO: Remove License-Code for Upgrading License
    http://blog.builtbp.com/2013/05/howto-remove-license-code-for-upgrading-license/

    HOWTO: Enter Your Subscription Code…
    Once you have purchased BulletProof FTP Server (http://bpftpserver.com), you will receive a “Subscription Code” in an email with your receipt. Once this information has been entered into the TRIAL/DEMO version of the software, installed on your computer; it will turn itself into the full-featured-retail-copy.

    HOWTO: Enter your subscription-code
    HOWTO: Enter your subscription-code

    FEATURE: Supported Windows Server OSs

    The current version of BulletProof Server supports all modern flavors of Windows Server; including:

    Windows Server 2016 (All Releases/Service Packs)
    Windows Server 2012 Essentials
    Windows Server 2012 Standard
    Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

    Windows Server 2012 (All Releases/Service Packs)
    Windows Server 2012 Foundation
    Windows Server 2012 Essentials
    Windows Server 2012 Standard
    Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

    Windows Server 2008 (All Releases/Service Packs)
    Windows Server 2008 Standard
    Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
    Windows HPC Server 2008
    Windows Web Server 2008
    Windows Storage Server 2008
    Windows Small Business Server 2008
    Windows Essential Business Server 2008
    Windows Server 2008 Foundation (Codenamed “Lima”)

    Windows Server 2003 (All Releases/Service Packs)
    Windows 2003 Web
    Windows 2003 Standard
    Windows 2003 Enterprise
    Windows 2003 Datacenter
    Windows 2003 Compute Cluster
    Windows 2003 Storage Server

    Windows Home Server (All Releases/Service Packs)
    Windows Home Server 2011
    Windows Home Server

    FEATURE: Users and Groups

    The User Manager in BulletProof Server contains an extensive number of controls and features. For more information on each sub-function in the User-Manager, please click a following slide…

    NEW RELEASE: BulletProof FTP Server (Editions: Enterprise, Business, Pro, Home)

    New Release: BulletProof FTP Server 2011

    Today, we are proud to announce a new release of our BulletProof FTP Server for Windows.

    We’ve looked at every bit of functionality in our previous award-winning version and rewritten it to be better, faster and more intuitive. We are very pleased with it and hope you will be too!

    We’ve also done our very best, to make sure this version is a simple upgrade to your previous version; by maintaining the same settings, users/groups and data-formats. In addition, we’ve built an automatic migration utility that will aid in the upgrade to the latest version.

    Demo Version (Free 15-Day Trial)
    http://bpftpserver.com/products/bpftpserver/windows/download

    Product Information
    http://bpftpserver.com

    Purchasing Information
    http://bpftpserver.com/products/bpftpserver/windows/buynow

    Previous Customers

    • Customers who have an up-to-date support-entitlement will receive this update for FREE. The new license will be sent out this week, so watch for our email from automated@builtbp.com with the subject of Full Version: BulletProof FTP Server for…
    • Customers who’s support-entitlement has expired. Please contact us for a previous-customer discount.
    • Full Changelog: Got some time to kill and want to see the changes ad nauseam? See the full Changelog with a detailed-dump of feature-changes.

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    HOWTO: Using Internet Explorer to connect to a FTP-Server

    Configuring Internet Explorer to be able to connect to BulletProof FTP Server (or any FTP Server) is very easy to do and requires the toggling of two (2) options from:

    Windows Start Button -> Control Panel -> Network & Internet -> Internet Options, click the “Advanced” tab and check “Enable FTP Folder” and “Use Passive FTP”.

    Below are screen-shots for accessing these features in Windows. Please click the small-image to view the full-image.

    Issue: “I can’t see any files…”

    FTP-User can login, but can’t see any directory-listing:
    aka “Unable to retrieve directory-listing”
    aka “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage”
    aka “Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to FTP.YOURHOST.COM”

    this also appears in the Log-Watch for BulletProof FTP Server 2011 as
    2012-01-31 13:12:33 – mmc [000005] [12.13.14.15] – PASV
    2012-01-31 13:12:33 – mmc [000005] [12.13.14.15] – 227 Entering Passive Mode (12,13,14,15,156,119)
    2012-01-31 13:12:34 – mmc [000005] [12.13.14.15] – INFO: user disconnected gracefully. (00:00:01)

    REASON: Stateful-Packet-Inspection (SPI) and Passive-Mode:
    The first thing to do when setting up BulletProof FTP Server 2011 is to configure it to operate behind your NAT/Firewall (HOWTO).

    This is called Passive-Mode (PASV) support and is a must for most installations. However many NAT/Firewalls have a “feature” called Stateful-Packet-Inspection or SPI (INFO) that sniffs the network-traffic for FTP packets and mangles the information in the packets to dynamically open ports on your firewall. Sadly, it almost always fails to correctly change the entire packet. In order to “help” SPI, it’s recommend to change the Static IP Address to the Listening IP address for your machine running BPFTP Server.

    In order to better “cooperate” with SPI, it’s recommend that you try changing the Static IP Address under Management -> Settings -> NAT/Firewall to the Listening IP on the left side of the main-screen under Server Info.

    SCREENSHOT: Management -> Settings -> NAT/Firewall