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NewViews 2.31 Service Pack 3 Released
This is a security and stability update.

NewViews version 2.31 service pack 3 in now available. This service pack includes the following:

  • Block close balance forward script
  • Connection monitor displays megabytes.
  • Several Problems/Bug FixesThe NewViews service could silently hang and not restart.

    Investigation revealed that the service could hang when the service port (usually 7890) was accessed by an unauthorized outside entity, whether inadvertantly, or due to a hacking attack on the port. Normally when a bug is detected in the service, the service will restart and workstations are notified that their connections are lost. In this particular problem the service was not restarted and the workstations were not notified. All NewViews processes appeared to hang.

    Steps have been taken so that the service will ignore and survive such unauthorized access, without the need to restart, and these steps have been successful under this release. Note also that this problem and it’s fix also apply when running the NewViews server directly (i.e. not as a windows service).

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