Console 1.5.5 Release Notes

Console 1.5.5 Release Notes
Version 1.5.5
Platform: Windows, Linux
Created: March 18, 2011
Updated: March 28, 2011


What’s New #1

•    New security and search performance improvements

•    Support for Aspera Enterprise and Connect Server 2.7, and Point-to-Point 2.7

•    Improvements to ASCTL and the installer

•    Dashboard Map

  • Lines for transfer activity now include transfers where one side is an unmanaged node.

•    Smart Transfers

  • Option to allow users to share smart transfers that use personal saved logins

•    Improved Reporting

  • Creation of custom reports

  • Report scheduling and emailing

•    Many added features, including:

  • Custom Fields

  • Background Process Monitoring

  • Deleting Folders after Successful Transfers

  • SSH Tunnels

  • Backup and Purge

•    Third-party component upgrades

  • Upgraded to MySQL 5.1.54

  • Upgraded Apache 2.2.17

  • Upgraded Ruby 1.8.7

•    Significant bug fixes, as described in the “Fixed Issues” section below


Fixed Issues

This list covers the critical and major problems fixed in this release.


•    Fixed Window installer issue where mySQL root password is overwritten by new installation (#5011). #1


•    Updated ETA computation so that it gets set to NULL if the transfer is predicted to last longer than ~360 days (#5239). #1


•    If a user attempts to add an invalid group name, they are no longer redirected to the Configuration page and instead are provided with an error message (#5409). #1


•    Fixed error that occurs after specifying wrong mySQL password during installation (when faspex is currently installed on the system) (#5489). #1


•    Fixed issue with bracketed transfer name not being shown on Activity and Node Details pages (#5498). #1

•    Fixed issue where “History” filter shows incorrect value if redirected to from Dashboard (#5711).


•    Updated unclear error messages and labels (#6299, #5854, #5849). #1


•    Fixed issue where transfer names (started from SCP GUI) containing certain Unicode character don’t appear in Console (#6311). #1


•    Fixed error that occurs when email template body is blank (#5655). #1


•    Fixed issues with email attachments (#6552, #6644) #1


•    Fixed error in Email Settings, where upon initial installation or upgrade, neither “Open Authentication” nor “Login Required” is selected (#4998). #1

•    Fixed issue where the reports page displays an HTTP 500 error when the report was generated from a deleted Advanced report template with a custom variable. (#9222)

•    Fixed IE8 problem where outline borders are missing from the boxes in the Smart Transfer diagram. (#9249)

•    Improved load time of the Smart Transfer page when a non-admin user with many Smart Transfers attempts to load the list. (#9250)

•    Fixed Smart Transfer problem where non-admin users were unable to create shared smart transfers using existing personal logins. (#9251)

•    Fixed Smart Transfer problem where a user was able to create a transfer with source=”node login” and dest=”personal login,” even though the user didn’t have explicit transfer path permission of ‘login’->’any’. (#9252)

•    Fixed problem where temp_bitrate was recalculated incorrectly even when users/bytes_transferred remained unchanged. (#9254)

•    Fixed HTTP 500 error on the Manage Reports page when the owner of the report is deleted from Console. (#9255)

•    Fixed basic report failure that occurred when viewing a scheduled report that a deleted user had created. (#9267)

•    Fixed problem where emails are not being sent. (#9320)

•    Fixed improper handling of special characters in the Custom Field value field. (#9334)

•    Fixed SSH Tunneling to work if "Transfer Server Bind Address" is set to  (#9417) #3 

•    Fixed canocalizer failure when the total of all names in a Windows hot folder exceeds 65,535 characters.  (#9421) #3

•    Fixed database purge error when the canonicalizer record does not have a created parent record.  (#9428) #3 


•    Fixed canonicalizer to not get stuck when the number of records exceeds the canonicalizer batch size and the terminated records are left with the status "starting'.  (#9435) #3

Known Issues

•    Aspera Console 1.5 cannot run on the same machine as any version of Aspera Faspex.

•    Unable to delete the docroot settings from a Enterprise Server 2.5 node.  Workaround:  Upgrade Enterprise Server to 2.7. (#6006)

•    Apache startup on Windows logs the following harmless warning message:



             The Apache service named reported the following error:



>>> [Wed Jan 05 04:14:50 2011][warn](OS 2)The system cannot find the file specified. : No installed

ConfigArgs for the service "Apache HTTPD Server (Aspera)", using Apache defaults. (#8006)

•    When upgrading from Console 1.5.1 to 1.5.2, it is not necessary to run pre_upgrade.rb.  On Linux, the script will give an error.  On Windows, the script will run, but not do anything. (#9115)

•    On the “Connect” tab, changing the port from 40001 fails.  If the port is changed, Aspera Central will fail to reload.  The following error is thrown: “Network Error: Unable to contact Aspera Central server: Unable to connect to remote server/proxy. Connect attempted to, port <port #>.”  Restore the port to 40001 if you encounter this error. (#8635)

•    An advanced report that does not have a date range will fail to repeat at the scheduled time.  Workaround: Add $REPORT_PERIOD_END and $REPORT_PERIOD_START to the advanced report. (#8848)

•    Existing SSH Tunnels connections will fail if the "SSH Tunnel Start Port" is changed.  The connection status will report "SOAP Connection Problem."  Workaround: Connect a new node or Restarting the SOAP Poller will fix broken connections.  (#9153)

•    A scheduled report with a custom report period that is re-scheduled to repeat will run, but not repeat. (#9184)



Package Information

sha1sum value:

  •   5941e38d11fc9e9c26469e31bb49e2028147d325  aspera-console-


  •   e21c1e71c85f8e83483a98d902e6e74ee66d2e47  aspera-console-


  •   7ee74550816866467853f23530ecdd4deaae9ce4  AsperaConsole-  


MD5sum value:

  •   083e671f1e636e99194fca49a4b7f142  aspera-console-


  •   18b0ba0a7e4e1951d709b73eff592a87  aspera-console-


  •   a013971777586f4271da75a15f417307  AsperaConsole-




#1 These features and fixes were originally introduced in Console 1.5.2.
#2 Fixed in Console 1.5.4 for Windows.
#3 Fixed in Console 1.5.5.

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