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FTP Voyager 11.1 and Serv-U 5.1 Released

July 6, 2004

FTP Voyager 11.1 and Serv-U 5.1 Released

(Helenville, Wisconsin)-New versions of the most powerful FTP server and FTP client combination were released by today. The new versions of FTP Voyager and Serv-U further solidifies their position as industry leaders in FTP by introducing several major enhancements to increase transfer speeds and improve usability. Current license owners of FTP Voyager and Serv-U should visit the web site to download their FREE upgrade.

"FTP Voyager 11.1 and Serv-U 5.1 implement on-the-fly data socket compression using an extension to the FTP protocol called MODE Z," said Mark P. Peterson, Vice President of "Compressing the content that is sent over the data socket is a fast operation so it requires very little processor time and it's extremely efficient. The transfer times for directory listings and text files is roughly 70-85% less when using MODE Z. Even compressed content like executables can achieve upwards of 50% compression. Combined with FTP Voyager's recently added Power Downloads, FTP Voyager can transfer in minutes what used to take an hour. With Serv-U's large and extensive user base, it's only a matter of time until everyone using FTP can benefit from this technology."

In addition, FTP Voyager and Serv-U now implement the CCC (Clear Command Channel) command. The CCC command is used after logging in to an SSL-secured FTP server. After the command is accepted, the FTP command socket is no longer encrypted. This enables NAT-enabled routers to once again follow along with the FTP transaction and anticipate opening ports in response to PASV and PORT commands. Because the data socket is still encrypted, transfers are still secure.

Complete FTP Voyager release notes are available here.
Complete Serv-U release notes are available here.

About Serv-U
Serv-U is the industry's most popular FTP server offering unparalleled security without all of the hassle. It's easy-to-use interface puts the most up-to-date information at your fingertips. Serv-U is fully compliant with the latest FTP standard guaranteeing a minimum of problems for your users when they connect to your server. Serv-U is available for a 30-day evaluation download. Serv-U is also available in four editions to meet your needs for the best price. For more information, visit

About FTP Voyager
FTP Voyager is an excellent solution for Web publishers or anyone that transfers files on the Internet. Its familiar interface makes it easy to use for FTP novices. FTP Voyager's advanced features, such as folder synchronization, server-to-server transfers, scheduler, transfer resume, and patent pending folder locking, make it the FTP Client of choice for experienced and novice users alike. FTP Voyager is available in electronic format with prices starting at $39.95 USD from the FTP Voyager Web site at