Rumpus, Maxum Development’s FTP server software for the traditional Mac operating system and Mac OS X, has hit version 2.1.
For this new release, Maxum has focused primarily on improving existing functions, making Rumpus easier and more flexible to use. There’s a new setup assistant that helps new FTP server administrators create their first anonymous and secure user accounts instantly, so that FTP service can be enabled with just a couple of clicks.
The update adds the ability to function on private networks with packet forwarding — even when the network uses dynamic domain name service. Rumpus 2.1 sports a revised interface that’s designed to separate complex settings to help avoid mistakes and ensure consistent FTP service.
Server management has been enhanced and now includes IP address-based access restriction, improved error and activity reporting, and beefed-up AppleEvent support with full transcript capabilities. Support has been added for Sophisticated Circuits’ PowerKey, Kick-Off! and Rebound! crash recovery devices.
Rumpus 2.1 is a free upgrade for all owners of version 2.0. For others, a US$79 upgrade is available — or $129 for the Rumpus Pro version. Details can be found at the Rumpus Web site.