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Xlight FTP Server

Xlight FTP Server
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Xlight FTP server is a high performance and easy to use server with very small program size. Its unique network algorithm allows to handle more users and use much less memory and CPU resources than other ftp servers.

Xlight FTP server has many unique and useful features, such as the native ftp users isolation. So that system administrator won’t need to worry about locking user in his home directory. In addition, Xlight FTP server can run multiple virtual servers on the same IP address.

Xlight FTP Server has three editions – personal, standard, professional.

The Personal edition is free for personal use and home users.

Xlight ftp server main features:

  • System Service. It can run as window system service.
  • Hierarchy Virtual Paths. FTP server has public and group paths, which make access control and permission management easier.
  • GUI based Remote Administration. You can securely administrate Xlight FTP server from anywhere.
  • 128 bits SSL. Protects FTP sessions by industry security standard. Support SSL client authentication.
  • Support SFTP (SSH2) protocol. Create and manage SFTP server at the same way as FTP virtual server.
  • Store users in the database. User settings and password store in the external database and retrieve through ODBC connections.
  • Store file transfer logs in the database. File transfer logs store in the external database through ODBC.
  • Email Event Notification. Automatically notify events happened in the ftp server by email. Such events include file upload, download, delete and disk space low etc.
  • Active Directory. Users can be authenticated against Active Directory. Settings of ftp users can be stored in the Active Directory.
  • Support LDAP. Users can be authenticated against the LDAP directory Server. Settings of ftp users can be stored in the LDAP directory server.
  • Support UPnP. Configuring ftp server behind the UPnP broadband router becomes much easier.
  • UNC Path Impersonation. FTP server can use the impersonation account to access password protected network shares.

More Features:

  • Advanced Configuration Management. Configuration changes will take place in real-time, without restarting the ftp server.
  • Advanced Access Control. Provides many methods to control user’s access right.
  • Advanced Bandwidth Control. The bandwidth you can fine-tune by different virtual servers, groups and users level or scheduled by time range.
  • Auto Block IPs. It can prevent server from hammers or malicious behaviors.
  • Deny or Allow IPs. It can deny or allow user’s access by his ip address.
  • Login Time Control. It can control login period by each user.
  • File Access Control. It can control user only downloading or uploading certain files.
  • Detail Server Status. It has detailed bandwidth usage and user connections information, download and upload status.
  • Server Log. It has detailed logs for recording users’ activities and server errors.
  • Send log to Syslog server. All server logs you can send to Syslog server at the same time.
  • xferlog Support. Support writing ftp transfer log in UNIX ftp xferlog format.
  • Anti Leech Support. Support anti-leech function to prevent unauthorized people from leeching ftp links.
  • MODE Z Support. Support real time data compression during the data transfer.
  • UFT-8 Support. Support OPTS UTF8 command to turn on and off UTF-8 encoding.
  • IPv6 Support. IPv6 is seamlessly integrated in all server functions.

Changes in version (2024-05-07):

  • Add support for rsa-sha2-512 and rsa-sha2-256 signature for client-side public key authentication. It will have better compatibility with newer OpenSSH clients that SHA1 signature is disabled
  • Change the default size of the auto-generated SSH server host key from 1024 bit to 2048 bit.

Changes in version (2024-04-10):

  • Fixed a bug when UTF-8 is enabled in “Execute a program based on the action in a file” the passed parameter $real_path is not correct.

Changes in version (2024-02-02):

  • Add support for rsa-sha2-512 and rsa-sha2-256 for Server RSA keys signatures (RFC8332).
  • Add error log rotation option.
  • Add MSI (*.msi) installer in the download page.

Changes in version (2023-10-25):

  • Update the remote admin program with the testing if an IP is in allowed or deined list.
  • Add missed error logs for SFTP when encountered some errors from Windows OS.

Changes in version (2023-02-22):

  • Fix a low risk SFTP vulnerability, when login failed, server responded differently for user not exist and exist.
  • Fix a compatiable problem for NLST command.

Changes in version (2022-09-19):

  • Add an option to use file for IP allow/deny list, which allows unlimited number of IP allow/deny list. Each line of the file can only have one IP and its subnet mask.
  • Add a test button in IP allow/deny dialog box to test if an IP will be allowed or blocked.
  • Add a special option to disable shared file downloading. When enabled, a file can only be downloaded by a single connection at one time.
  • Fix a speed bug when bandwidth limit is set for virtual server.

Changes in version (2022-01-05):

  • Fixed a bug that Disk quota unit for external authentication user default profile is not saved in config file.
  • Fixed a bug that GUI will crash if over 255 characters is entered in user name of access control list .
  • Auto create the folder if the folder set for log file does not exist.
  • When “Force SSL” option is selected and server receives USER command. If client doesn’t initiate encrypted channel before USER command, it will be disconnected immediately.

Homepage – https://www.xlightftpd.com

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).
  • Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019.

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