IBM Aspera Shares 1.9.2 Release Notes
IBM Aspera Shares 1.9.2 Release Notes

IBM Aspera Shares 1.9.2 Release Notes

  • Product Release: July 6, 2015
  • Release Notes Updated: September 23, 2016

WHAT'S NEW

This release of IBM Aspera Shares 1.9.2 for Windows (64-bit) and Linux (64-bit) includes support for the IBM Aspera Connect Browser Plug-In 3.6.0.

KNOWN ISSUES

#12883 - When searching (browsing) recursively, the sort parameter is ignored.

#14532 - The transfer rate and encryption settings in Shares can be circumvented by users if they manually change the FASP URL before submitting. Workaround: In order to enforce the settings, set the desired values in the aspera.conf file on the node.

#15396 - The transfer fails when you attempt to download special files like symlinks, block and character device files, socket, and so on.

#18579 - If you perform a search for remote groups that start with backslash (\) or asterisk (*), Shares cannot find them.

#25041 - Due to changes made by Google to its mail server’s handling of images in email (Dec 2013), the Aspera Shares logo is not displayed in email notifications. Customers not using a gmail server do not encounter this problem.

#25139 - For Shares servers that are installed on Windows, performing a share-to-share drag-and-drop transfer from a share that does not support share-to-share will trigger an "Internal error".

#27187 - If the node is set to use Encryption-at-Rest (EAR) but Shares is not set to use EAR, downloading content that is a mix of encrypted files, unencrypted files, and files encrypted with a different password does not prompt the user for a password.

#27188 - If Shares is set to use EAR, downloading a file that was not encrypted will ask for a passphrase.

#27218 - If Shares is set to use EAR, HTTP fallback download of unencrypted content fails with numerous errors. Common errors include: "Insufficient permissions", "Server refused request", and "Connection Lost" errors.

#27228 - If the node is set to use EAR, downloading multiple encrypted files/folders or a single folder with encrypted files does not prompt for a password.

#27371 - ADFS SAML users running Chrome 36.0 on a Windows machine are currently unable to log in. Workaround: Turn off "Extended Protection" in ADFS SAML IdP. Doing so at first produces random ADFS SAML user login failures with an "Invalid SAML response" error and infinite redirects upon login; but in the longer term, this does fix the problem.

#28359 - SSLv3 is disabled by default to address a security threat. If you are using an older version of Aspera Drive (pre-1.2.0), upgrade Drive to the latest version.

#29530 - (Linux Only) Stats-collector displays an error when working with nodes that are configured for tlsv1 or tlsv1.1. Linux Shares works with nodes that are configured with tlsv1.2 or sslv3 only."

#29543 - (Windows Only) Shares displays an SSL error when adding a node with ssl_protocol set to tlsv1.1 or tlsv1.2.

#29580 - If a share's name has a forward slash ("/") in it, this share cannot sync with Aspera Drive. The sync action fails, with a "Path not found" error. Transfers between these shares using the API also fail with a "Path not found" error.

#36361 - (Windows) Secret tokens in Windows Shares are hard-coded to be the same token on every installation. Workaround: Aspera highly recommends users upgrade to Shares 1.9.6. If you do not wish to upgrade, generate and use a new secret token by following the instructions in the following KB article: https://support.asperasoft.com/hc/en-us/articles/227889007.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

IBM Aspera Enterprise/Connect Server: A licensed version of 3.3+.
Note: The share-to-share transfers feature should be used with special build 3.4.32 or with 3.4.5+.

Linux 64-bit: RHEL/CentOS 6 and 7

Windows 64-bit: 2008R2, 2012 R2

Browsers: Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox 27+, Safari 6+, Google Chrome 32+

PACKAGE INFORMATION

Linux 64-bit (rpm): aspera-shares-1.9.2.107140-1.x86_64.rpm
md5: ef6ea22e1dffacd0f39ba4d49635eadc
sha1: a9a6473288d6292d08f8c7d96cb6150098652efc
Linux 64-bit: aspera-shares-1.9.2.107140-1.x86_64.rpm:
md5: ef6ea22e1dffacd0f39ba4d49635eadc
sha1: a9a6473288d6292d08f8c7d96cb6150098652efc
Windows 64-bit: AsperaShares-1.9.2.107941.exe
md5: 46e884645bb0106ca2eecdd4d5935fb6
sha1: 27b13e1d10cec44c94c946e20a418cedb2b45c8b

PRODUCT SUPPORT

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