Software Update: Serv-U

Serv-U is an FTP server for the Windows platform. It is small and easy to use, but has enough features to satisfy even the most demanding user. Some of the most notable features are ODBC database support, SSL encryption, and granting or denying access based on IP address. A new release of the 5.0 family has just been made available by Rhino Software. From the release notes included with, the following can be noted:

Version 5.0 (

  • Added logging of resume point for transfers.
  • Fixed bug of S/Key failing for unencrypted passwords.
  • Fixed bug in auto-reconnect for ODBC domains.
  • Changed registration key auto-enter-from-clipboard to be less sensitive to format.
  • Fixed bug in SSCN handling, causing server-to-server (FXP) dir listings to fail.
  • Added domain ID and name to log file name options.

Version 5.0 (

  • Fixed bug in performance counters, value for ‘Total KB transferred’ was wrong.
  • Fixed bug in path parser causing crashes for certain paths.
  • Added ODBC connection retry in case connection fails immidiately after server start.
  • Changed registration key mechanism, key is valid when the last major version was released within update period.
  • Ported code to Borland C++ Builder v6.
  • Fixed a number of Admin bugs causing crashes.
  • Fixed bug in Daemon dir listing code causing crashes.
  • Fixed bug causing crashes on Daemon exit.
  • Changed MDTM so it can now change the date/time of directories as well as files.
  • Added support for SSCN command.
  • Added better crash logging to Administrator program, logs to file ServUCrashReport.elf.

Version 5.0 (

  • Changed Windows’ port checking code to better detect ports in paths.
  • Fixed bug where enabling/disabling directory cache does not get saved.
  • Fixed bug of tray icon not starting automatically upon reboot.
  • Fixed SQL statement bug for lookups in dir access and IP access rules tables.
  • Added domain settings option to auto-create homedir if it doesn’t exist.
  • Added automatic connection retry in case ODBC connectivity is lost.
  • Fixed bug in access DLL mechanism, causing events to not get dispatched under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed bug causing SSL transfers to fail when a speed limit is used.
  • Fixed bug in MDTM command that potentially caused the daemon to crash.

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Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Website Rhino Software, Inc
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License type Shareware