WebCrossing Server – Bug fix for time zone offset changes

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Some WebCrossing customers like to change the time offset of their server to reflect a difference from UTC, or when daylight savings time and standard time changes occur.

There was a bug in the core engine which caused script templates to not fully load when this took place, which caused certain pages to not format correctly

This bug has been fixed in this new build.

The latest release version is now WebCrossing 6.4-1330 2017-06-17.

We will be upgrading all hosted customers, and coordinate upgrade timing as needed.

All self-hosted customers with valid support and maintenance contracts can download this new version at no cost.
If you are running a self-hosted site we recommend upgrading your WebCrossing server to this new build. If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the new server. If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this important update.

WebCrossing Server – Upgraded email list mirroring with secure SSL/TLS POP3 and more settings

Posted on May 19, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

A long standing unique feature of the WebCrossing server is the ability to set any folder to mirror external email lists. Mail is retrieved using POP3, and mailing list threads are created as discussions in the WebCrossing folder.

Members can receive notifications, or messages via the web, and participate just like in WebCrossing forums. Very convenient!

This upgrade enhances this feature by adding secure SSL/TLS POP3 to mailbox mirroring. Just check the SSL box in the folder email list settings and instead of unencrypted port 110 mail fetching, encrypted port 995 mail fetching will be used instead.

The Email List settings for “Mirror posts from an external mail list” have also been enhanced. This means that mailbox mirroring now works with servers like Gmail, where your email address is your username, and the server name is entered separately. This should make it easy to mirror any mailbox on all standard POP3 servers and bring that email into WebCrossing as discussions in a folder. If you need more details, feel free to contact us.

The latest release version is now WebCrossing 6.4-1329 2017-05-13.

We will be upgrading all hosted customers, and coordinate upgrade timing as needed.

All self-hosted customers with valid support and maintenance contracts can download this new version at no cost.

If you are running a self-hosted site we strongly recommend upgrading your WebCrossing server to this new build. If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the new server.  If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this important update.

WebCrossing Server – Important Upgrade for Sites Making Secure Outbound https Requests

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The WebCrossing server can communicate with external servers using a variety of protocols, including XML-RPC and HTTP/HTTPS POST and GET requests.

With GET requests, most external servers will respond with content-length headers. But a few servers, such as FileMaker, respond with “chunks and trailer” headers.

WebCrossing works fine when making ordinary http requests to such servers, as FIleMaker. But when making secure requests using https, we noticed such servers were not returning the chunk and trailer header, so sometime trailing characters were getting lost.

This upgrade modifies the way WebCrossing makes outbound https requests to ensure that servers such as FileMaker send us the proper headers, so incoming XML and other API requests are guaranteed to be completely received.

WebCrossing actually works great in conjunction with FileMaker. If you are a FileMaker developer and need a complete, agile, dynamic web site with social network and forum features, but still want to use FileMaker for relational database reporting, adding a WebCrossing server to your environment might be just what you are looking for!

The latest release version is now WebCrossing 6.4-1328 2017-03-27.

We will be upgrading all hosted customers, and coordinate upgrade timing as needed.

All self-hosted customers with valid support and maintenance contracts can download this new version at no cost.

If you are running a self-hosted site we strongly recommend upgrading your WebCrossing server to this new build. If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the new server. A detailed FAQ on this new setting is available here. If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this important update.

WebCrossing Server Upgrade – Larger Memory Allocation

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This new build allows larger memory allocations to the SOH (Small Object Heap). A larger SOH is particularly useful for sites with a large database and a high level of activity. It helps cache items in server RAM, and generally speeds things along.

Over the years, more and more RAM resources have become available to servers, and we will continue to work on updating WebCrossing to take advantage of these resources.

WebCrossing memory allocations are handled in the Control Panel and you need true “sysop” access in order to make changes. For hosted sites we are always monitoring sites to ensure sufficient RAM is allocated, and updating allocations wherever we find an increase would be useful.

The latest release version is now WebCrossing 6.4-1327 2017-03-13.

We will be upgrading all hosted customers, and coordinate upgrade timing as needed.

All self-hosted customers with valid support and maintenance contracts can download this new version at no cost.

If you are running a self-hosted site we strongly recommend upgrading your WebCrossing server to this new build. If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the new server. A detailed FAQ on this new setting is available here. If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this important update.

WebCrossing Server Security Upgrade – Preventing MITM Attacks

Posted on Dec 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Best holiday wishes from all of us at Elliptics – and a security upgrade for WebCrossing! May you find peace and happiness during this season, and may you have a healthy and successful 2017. We look forward to working with you in the new year.


 

This new build prevents so-called “Man-in-the-Middle” (MITM) attacks. We recommend this upgrade for all sites using SSL encryption.

Even if you are not sure what this means, it’s a good idea to upgrade to make sure you have all the latest security enhancements, fixes, optimizations and feature enhancements.

The latest release version is now WebCrossing 6.4-1326 2016-12-12.

We will be upgrading all hosted customers, and coordinate upgrade timing as needed.

All self-hosted customers with valid support and maintenance contracts can download this new version at no cost.

If you are running a self-hosted site we strongly recommend upgrading your WebCrossing server to this new build. If you are a self-hosted customer and have a valid support and maintenance contract, please contact support for access to the new server. If your support and maintenance contract has expired, please contact us to renew so we can provide you with this important update.