Project Release Information
This release improves the HTTP code so that it works with more HTTP servers. When copying files locally, the modification time of the original file is kept. SSH logins now work without the periodic timeouts. There is initial support for IPv6, but the code is still untested. Detects when hard link protection is enabled and warns the user about it. Adds a new CRC-32 algorithm that also supports calculation in hardware on CPUs with SSE4.2. Removes several possible buffer overflows. RPMs are now compiled with stack overflow protection.
A search button was added to all dialogs showing DIR_CONFIG data. In afd_ctrl, dir_ctrl, and mon_ctrl, one can quickly change the font size by pressing Ctrl and "+" or "-". Parent and child synchronization were added for the dir_check process, which solves the nasty problem that could lead to more than one of them running distributing data. The bug in which AFD goes in an endless loop when specifying an unknown pexec option was fixed.
An error that could lead to many open file descriptors under certain conditions was fixed along with a problem where the AMG process could crash when the maximum number of options specified in DIR_CONFIG was reached. Toggling the queue or starting/stopping a host should now be done in an atomic manner. The edit_hc dialog now shows the correct block size. In the afd_info and mon_info dialogs, it is now possible to edit the information directly. The %T time modifier was added for the subject option. One can remove WMO headers from a bulletin with the -H extract option. The init scripts for afd and afdmon have been made more LSB compliant.
Detection of XPM support was improved. Fetching files via HTTP works now with more Web sites. More error cases in an URL are now reported to the user. Alda has been extended to handle remote log files as well.
A new command line tool was added, which allows you to evaluate AFD logs. The logs can now be printed in any format the user wants. The dialogs afd_ctrl, mon_ctrl, and dir_ctrl now use an external bitmap for faster display. Support for SMTP authentication has been added. For the SSH protocol, some of the openssh extensions are now directly supported.
AFD is a program to automatically distribute files either locally or to remote hosts. The files are distributed by using FTP or SMTP, and can be sent in parallel and with priority. It provides a GUI to monitor and control the distribution and extensive logging of all activities.