VanDyke Software heeft woensdag na drie bètareleases de finalrelease van versie 6.2 van SecureCRT uitgebracht. SecureCRT is, simpel gezegd, een zeer uitgebreide versie van Putty; een client voor remote control, file-transfer en data-tunneling met behulp van ssh. Dit is een methode om een beveiligde verbinding op te zetten tussen twee computers. Hier wordt dan zowel de data als een deel van het ip-verkeer versleuteld via een encryptiemethode. Nieuw in versie 6.2 is onder andere mogelijkheid om de instellingen van meerdere sessies tegelijkertijd aan te passen, zijn de logging functies uitgebreid en kan er nu van een public-key of een smart-card gebruik gemaakt worden voor authenticatie. Het volledige changelog van deze release ziet er als volgt uit:
Changes in SecureCRT 6.2 (Official):
Changes in SecureCRT 6.2 (Beta 3):
- No changes.
Changes in SecureCRT 6.2 (Beta 2):
- SecureCRT crashed if a session was disconnected before the shell request succeeded.
- SecureCRT crashed if the File menu was selected after the menu bar was reset to Default from the Menus tab in the Customize menu.
- When some escaped ASCII characters such as "\200" were sent to the remote system from a script or a mapped key, they were transformed first.
- With the "Retain size and font" option set, the PageUp and PageDown keys scrolled a different amount than when using the mouse to page up and page down.
- The trace output displayed garbage for an "Unknown CHANNEL_REQUEST" message.
- When generating a public key in the Key Generation wizard, the progress bar was not displayed until after the key had been generated.
- Three-year licenses were not being honored.
- In the Connect dialog, when a new folder was added, a folder called "New Folder" was also added.
- In the Connect dialog, attempting to rename a session to the same name as its parent folder reported an error that the name was already in use.
- After pasting a copied session into a folder in the Connect dialog, the folder was selected.
- SSH1: When SecureCRT was installed on a U3 drive, public-key authentication always failed for SSH1 sessions.
- SSH2: Attempting to authenticate using GSSAPI with the 64-bit MIT Kerberos DLL failed.
- SFTP: If a transfer operation was cancelled using CTRL+C, the SFTP tab became unresponsive.
Changes in SecureCRT 6.2 (Beta 1):
- Under Vista, selecting a file using "Zmodem Upload List..." from the Transfer menu caused SecureCRT to crash.
- If the "Clear on disconnect" option was set and SecureCRT went into full screen mode after disconnecting from a session that had more than a page of output, SecureCRT crashed.
- SecureCRT could crash after attempting to connect to a host that was not responding.
- Under certain circumstances, SecureCRT could crash after scrolling back and then attempting to select some text.
- If a session setting was changed in the Session Options dialog and then the Session Options dialog was re-opened, SecureCRT sometimes crashed.
- If the X/Y/Zmodem upload and download folders did not exist and a Zmodem download was started and the "Browse for Folder" dialog was used after the transfer had timed out, SecureCRT crashed.
- If the command line specified a path for a script, the script was not launched.
- On a 64-bit machine, Help could not be launched.
- With the "Retain size and font" option set, under certain circumstances, data displayed in the session window could not be selected.
- If a Zmodem transfer was started and the download directory was not valid, if the "Browse for Folder" dialog was cancelled after the transfer timed out, garbage characters were sent to the server.
- In the Connect dialog, if several sessions were selected and one was de-selected, when the mouse was right-clicked to display the context menu, the session was selected.
- New color schemes added to an active session were not saved to the configuration file.
- The 64-bit combined SecureCRT and SecureFX installer installed into the x86 location when run in silent mode.
- In the installer, on the dialog that shows where the application is going to be installed, long install location paths were cut off.
- The upgrade eligibility date displayed in the installer was not correct.
- A native 64-bit Windows version is available.
- Multiple sessions can be selected and edited from the Connect dialog. Only the changed fields will be applied to the selected sessions, which allows specific settings to be changed for a group of sessions.
- There is a new option to remember which sessions were open the last time SecureCRT ran so that they can be launched the next time the application runs.
- Added an option to create a new log file at midnight, which can be used to do automatic log rotation.
- Added support for creating folders when a log file path is specified that does not already exist, which allows parameter substitutions to be used in folder names for log file paths.
- Added a command-line parameter /LOG, which allows a log file to be specified on the command line.
- A blank password can be used to lock a session, which makes it easier to prevent accidental typing in sessions.
- SSH2: Added support for PKCS #11, allowing a Cryptographic Token Interface to be used for smart-card authentication.
- SSH2: In the Activator, agent support has been enhanced by allowing keys to be explicitly added and removed.
- SFTP: Added support for recursive remove (rm -r).
- SFTP: Added support for the flags -a and -d to the ls and lls commands.
- Empty cells are not stored in the scrollback buffer, which in most cases, significantly reduces the amount of memory used by a session.
- The default Maximum columns setting has been increased to 256.
- The default download, upload, and public key generation folders have been changed to "My Documents". Under Vista, the default download folder is the user's Download folder. Only new installations are affected.
- When SecureCRT and SecureFX are integrated, if the SecureFX button on the SecureCRT toolbar is pressed and the current session does not have a valid file transfer protocol specified, a more informative message is displayed.
- Serial: Added support for changing the baud rate of a connected session.
- SSH1/SSH2: Added support for specifying a password in the Session Options dialog.
- SSH1/SSH2: When creating an identity file, moving the mouse is no longer required to generate random data.
- A script that called crt.Close immediately after calling crt.Screen.Send could cause SecureCRT to crash.
- Connecting multiple sessions in tabs from a script sometimes did not work correctly and some sessions hung or did not connect.
- If the first tabbed session used the vt100 font, a session that used UTF-8 encoding could not be cloned.
- The terminal dimensions were not updated when tabs were dragged between windows of different dimensions.
- After exiting a session of vi that changed the foreground and background colors, the foreground and background colors were not restored correctly.
- In some cases, the scrollbar was in the wrong position after switching between tabbed sessions.
- When downloading a file that contained an illegal character such as ":" using Zmodem or Ymodem, the file name was truncated at the illegal character. Illegal characters are now replaced with "_".
- If a firewall was specified on the command line and the firewall name contained a space, it was not used.
- If the "Auto Save Options" setting was off and a value was changed in the Global Options dialog, if the Global Options dialog was re-opened, the change was not reflected in the dialog.
- SecureCRT had to be restarted in order for changes made to the Default session to be honored in Quick Connect.
- If a session was deleted while it was connected, the session was added to the session database after it was disconnected.
- If the "Retain size and font" option was set and the window was resized, under certain circumstances, some lines did not have the correct background color.
- If a firewall failed to connect and the "Auto reconnect" option was set, a new firewall authentication dialog was displayed every second.