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Rumpus 3.1 Adds Web Services Updates

Rumpus 3.1 Adds Web Services Updates

June 3, 2003. Maxum Development is pleased to announce an update to Rumpus,
the premier FTP server for Mac OS and Mac OS X. Rumpus’ already extensive
FTP implementation has been extended with numerous usability enhancements
and feature additions, but most of Maxum’s efforts for this release have
focused on the extremely popular Web File Manager.

Introduced in Rumpus 3, the Web File Manager adds an easy to use Web
interface to the Rumpus FTP server. The Web File Manager allows remote
clients to upload, download and manage files, create and delete folders,
traverse folders, and perform other FTP-like actions through a simple,
consistent and customizable interface. All user access restrictions and
other setup options defined for FTP are automatically applied to the Web
File Manager, reducing the administrator’s setup task to the click of a

“The new WFM feature for serving files via a Web browser is outstanding,”
says Rumpus user John Readwin. “It has eliminated all of the ‘What’s FTP?’
and ‘What’s an FTP client?’ support calls. With the WFM feature, I just
send them an email with the URL to the server and some simple login
directions. That’s it. My clients are happy, and I have more time to do
other things.”

For Rumpus 3.1, the Web File Manager has been extended to include a brand
new, bolder alternate appearance, and extended template examples, making it
easier for administrators to customize the look of the Web File Manager for
their own needs. The Web server that makes the WFM possible, which is
built-in to Rumpus, has also been revised to support generic HTTP server
capabilities and multiple host support.

Rumpus 3.1 also includes usability enhancements such as expiring user
accounts, reserved administration connections, and the ability to tightly
restrict FTP access to only specified IP addresses. For OS X users, Rumpus
now includes Maxum’s AppRunner utility, introduced a few weeks ago in
iAssist, which can launch, monitor, and restart not only Rumpus, but any
crucial server application. Perhaps most importantly, the Rumpus package
has been enhanced with new help articles covering such topics as FTP
Networking, using “port forwarding” to serve FTP on private networks, and
working with and customizing the Web File Manager.

The upgrade to Rumpus 3.1 is free for existing customers that purchased
Rumpus on or after January 1, 2002. For all other Rumpus customers, the
upgrade is $79 (or $129 for the Professional version). For additional
information about Rumpus, including access to the free, time-limited
evaluation version, visit:

Founded in 1991, Maxum Development became the first company to ship
commercial Internet products for the Macintosh when it released NetCloak
and NetForms in 1994. Since that time, Maxum has continued to innovate with
a series of unique, widely acclaimed Internet server products.

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