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I2040: Release notes for 3.72 - refers to build 1400 and above
Product: FreeProxy
Versions: 3.72
Note: 2040
Date reported: 24 April 2004, 18 June 2004 (1453) 15 August 2003 (1460)

Issue Detail
New features and items to be aware of when upgrading from previous versions.

Before Installing any new version
1. Save your existing config file to a name other than default.cfg in a directory other than the installation directory. (for example, save you existing file using Save As in the Control Centre to C:FreeProxyMYCONFIG.cfg)
2. Stop FreeProxy
3. Uninstall the old version.
4. As an additional check make sure there are no files containing the name "freepoxy" in the directories, c:windows, C:winnt, C:windowssystem32 or c:winntsystem32. Depending on your operating system you will have one or two of these directories. Remove any remaining freeproxy files if they exist.

Install the new version
1. Download and install the new version from http://www.alphalink.com.au/~gregr/freeproxy.htm
2. Loading the config file you saved from the previous version (eg: Open C:FreeProxyMYCONFIG.cfg). If you are upgrading from version 3.5, 3.6 or 3.70, the config file will be converted automatically. See below.
3. SAVE THE FILE. This is important to ensure it is registered as the default file.

Conversions in the config file
Config files from versions 3.5 upwards are converted when first loaded. You will need to check the following:

For technical reasons, local binding settings are all unchecked when the file is loaded owing to a different way of storing this data. After loading the config file, review your settings and correct as required..

If you have defined IP address filtering, then the conversion will have set the 'To' IP address in each range to the same value as the 'From' IP Address. Review these settings and save

Once the new file has been loaded, review the settings as above and SAVE.

Additions to FreeProxy since version 3.6

Increased limits
The number of users has been increased to 3000 and the number of resources to 1500.

Importing and Exporting the user list.
Users can be exported to a comma separated file and then re-imported. Alternatively you can develop the list from an external source and then import them.

User / IP Address affinity
You can force the user, once logged on to continue using the same IP address for a period of time. This will prevent users at other work stations from sharing the same User Id and Password.

Log statistics
Statistics can be now be logged detailing volume statistics by individual object and also a periodic output of summary stats by User Id, IP address and protocol. Connection logs can be output in W3C format for input to a log analyzer.

Client interface
The client area is resizable and can optionally place an icon in the system tray.

Control Centre Password
Optionally set a password on the Control Centre to prevent unwanted access

IP address ranges
The specification of IP addresses has been simplified from an IP Address/mask combination to being able to specify simple ranges of IP addresses.

Additional resource 'Path/Filename'
Easier filtering of only the path and filename without the host name or query string of the URL. Previous URL filtering ability has not changed.

Processing status
Automatically detects running processes. No need to manually refresh.

User list resizable
Can resize/maximize the user list.

User defined Proxy responses
Replace the html message files in the install directory with your own responses.

XML Log files
You can format the connection and summary log files in XML format.

Buffer sizes are configurable.
You can specify the size of the input/output areas. Useful for some systems which output very large HTTP headers. Also can be used to tune performance.

Bug fixes
WSAENOBUFS: Error fixed where connections were not being closed.

Delete Users: Where users were deleted. the assignments to groups were not being deleted

Web Server If more than one web server service was defined, all but the first one would work. The others caused the program to crash

NTLM Authentication Error
Under certain rare circumstances the program would crash.

FTP PASV connection
PASV connections did not work under certain circumstances. Fixed in build 1460.

Hand-Crafted Software.
MemHT Portal is a free software released under the GNU/GPL License by Miltenovik Manojlo