John's Blog: Rumpus 9.0 Pre-Release

November 24, 2020

Rumpus 9.0 is coming soon! Here is what's new:

Updated Foundation

Security and cryptographic libraries and protocols have been updated to current modern releases. This includes updating LibSSH to 0.9.X and OpenSSL to 1.1.1x, as well as corresponding updates to Rumpus functions and uses of these libraries.

Let's Encrypt Support

Rumpus now includes the ability to directly interface with Let's Encrypt, a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the nonprofit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). The new function allows administrators to obtain a trusted certificate at no cost, and with relative ease.

User Account Self-Registration

Rumpus' User Account Self Registration feature allows users to connect via Web browser and gain basic access to the server without an administrator having to create a user account for them. In other words, the feature allows you to send people to your server and automatically obtain a user account for uploading, downloading and managing files.

Administrative Console

The new Admin Console provides a deeper, more functional look at your server. A "Processes" view displays the number of sessions and/or active connections for each individual service, as well as peak usage statistics administrators can use to optimize server setup. A new "SpamBots" view shows auto-detected flagged access attempts and streamlines IP-based service bans for easier and better performance and security management.

Cookie Consent Request

For servers that accept data from clients in the European Union, Rumpus now supports a simple and configurable cookie consent function, satisfying the GDPR ePrivacy directive.

Web File Manager Updates

We have continued to make improvements in the Web File Manager, both behind the scenes (often HTTP protocol updates to improve security and browser compatibility) and in the user interface.

The Rumpus 9.0 Beta package is currently available for Mac servers only. A Windows version is coming soon.

Download Rumpus 9.0 Beta 6 Mac Now

This package is intended for experienced Rumpus server administrators only. It does not include server documentation and may crash. Please report any problems, questions, or feature suggestions to support@maxum.com.

Thank you for your interest in Rumpus 9.0! Please watch this page for updates in the near future.

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