The Isilon version of Aspera Enterprise Server and Connect Serve release 3.4.6 provides a host of new features and fixes that are outline below.
New Configuration Settings for aspera.conf
- File checksum reporting for each file transfer on both client and server.
- Persistent store is now enabled by default.
- Transfer encryption now turned on by default in aspera.conf.
- The ascp program now reads aspera.conf to determine whether to preserve time settings.
- SSLv2 can be disabled with new configuration parameter <enable_sslv2>.
- Multiple docroots can be specified in aspera.conf and conditionally activated depending on IP address.
- The ascp client (initiator) can be configured to write out manifest files using aspera.conf (in addition to the command-line ascp option that generates local manifest files).
- Datagram size can now be set in aspera.conf (in addition to a command-line option).
New fasp transport and ascp Capabilities
- Encryption-at-rest (EAR) support for HTTP fallback.
- Support for multiple-chunk tokens and source/destination pairs in HTTP fallback.
- Aspera httpd now provides an HTTP path for testing the status (up or down).
- Added node and cluster ID to http fallback reporting.
- Validation of server fingerprint for transfers.
- Enhanced support for Mac extended attributes (xattrs) using both native storage or separate meta file
- Persistent session support for Mac extended attributes
- Transfers now preserve OSX directories’ extended attributes.
- The pvcl virtual file system interface supports synchronous post-processing actions such as file validation during transfer, and reports results through management interfaces. Pvcl now also supports asynchronous open and stat commands
- SSH channel security for ascp and async has been enhanced to support newer ciphers and encryption modes, notably AES CTR (counter) mode.
- Multiple enhancements in transfer management statistics and reporting such as counters forfasp protocol network traffic, late-file transfer failure, node IDs and cluster IDs, and the server name.
- Multiple enhancements in the “source base” capability to preserve portions of the source pathnames at the destination.
- Support for "forwarded for" information in fasp proxy.
New Cloud Support Features
- ES now supports connections to multiple object storage types, e.g., Azure BLOB, Akamai NetStorage, and OpenStack, in addition to AWS S3.
- Substantially improved performance in transfers to object (“cloud”) storage, such as AWS S3, when transferring small files (10 - 20KB or smaller).
- Improved handling of Glacier files for S3 downloads.
- Support for IAMs Assumed role.
- Docroots can be specified with Amazon IAM credentials.
New Node API (asperanoded) and SOAP API (asperacentral) Capabilities
- New Node API (v2) includes enhanced /info API and support for file "du" (usage information), symbolic links, external authentication (against custom JSON/HTTP service), file move and copy, and async session setup on behalf of a client
- New SOAP API capabilities in asperacentral includes support for source/destination pairs and an arbitrarily large number of sources as well as SOAP API protection against common transfer mistakes
The releases are available for download by clicking here.