Softpedia Editor's Review for Cesar FTP
An easy-to-use and fast to configure FTP server
Written by Bogdan Popa on June 25th, 2012
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Setting up an FTP server is often regarded as a pretty difficult task and in most cases it actually is. Nonetheless, you can use a specialized utility that tries to smooth all the hardships and change some of the misconceptions.
It goes by the name of Cesar FTP and it's an application that has been specifically developed to serve as a quick method to create and control an FTP server, so you don't have to spend much time configuring it.
The interface is simple and easy to use even for those uninitiated in using this kind of utilities. With a couple of clicks you'll be able to create the users and user groups that have access to the server and also choose the areas they are allowed to enter.
Even if Cesar FTP allows you create special rules for each user, unfortunately it doesn't come with a dedicated client so you can manage your files easily. The utility helps you control the accounts with a single click, but it doesn't feature a mans of locking the files currently uploaded on the server.
Among the many options you can set for Cesar FTP, there are some really useful like those for limiting the number of connections from a single IP or for setting up the ban rules and the upload quota.
Overall however, Cesar FTP is a pretty useful tool that deserves a try, mostly thanks to how fast and easy you can set up the server. The operation is straightforward and requires no specialized knowledge so all types of users can enjoy it.
Cesar FTP description
Here are some key features of "Cesar FTP":
· Colored text within the log window.
· You can Kick users.
· You can Ban users.
· You can send messages to the users.
· Ability to prevent new connections occurring while keeping the previous ones active.
· A very understandable and complete set of options for accounts configuration is available. You can use groups of users and configure them in the same window.
· Support for transfer speed limitation.
· You can limit the number of connected users on an account basis or global basis.
· Support time-out.
· You can set Ban/Authorize access rules based on IP and/or hostname.
· Support for ratios and quotas, on a file/byte/per session/all sessions basis.
· Support for specific handling of events: you can make processing of uploaded files automated.
· For each event, you can: set a specific answer, play a sound, or execute a command line.
· Fields are provided to store specific information about users.
· Use a constant number of threads to improve performance when highly loaded.
· Very comprehensive browser to set up your FTP server! Selecting folders and files to share is a snap with CesarFTP. You can set up a powerful virtual file system, which allows you not to move files on your hard disk. The access rights system allows you to fine tune the way users can access your server.
· A statistic window where you can see specific information about current connections.
· It has a built-it NT Service support.
· Remote control of the server using the same interface is possible. Everything you can do on the computer where the server runs is possible on another computer.
· You can fine tune the way the server logs information about the connections.
· Window 95 users may need to add some updates to their systems in order to run this program: Winsock 2 & IE 4 or higher
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· The server did not unlock files when using the MDTM command.
· The server did not close correctly under certain circumstances.
· The server may crash when using bans.
· Closing the server with the wait for transfer to terminate option could lock the server.
· Solved a potential lock problem when using screen logging.
· A GUI problem with the connect to a server dialog box.
· The SIZE command did not handle file of size bigger than 4 GB.
· Renaming a directory failed if it was not a harddrive letter
· The virtual file system has been completely recoded. New things are now possible.
· Changed the way LIST handles parameters.