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Domain settings

Created by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Jul 20, 2016

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On the Domain Limits and Settings > Settings pages, you can configure basic domain settings that affect performance, security, and network connectivity. To configure a setting, type the value you want in the appropriate area, and then click Save. This topic contains detailed information about the settings that you can configure.

Connection settings

Block users who connect more than 'x' times within 'y' seconds for 'z' minutes

Also known as anti-hammering, enabling this option is a method of preventing brute force password guessing systems from using dictionary style attacks to locate a valid password for a user account. Using strong, complex passwords defeats most dictionary attacks. However, enabling this option ensures that Serv-U does not waste time processing connections from these illegitimate sources. When configuring this option, ensure that there is some room for legitimate users to correct an incorrect password before they are blocked.

When enabled, this option temporarily blocks IP addresses for the specified number of minutes that fail to successfully login after the specified number of attempts within the specified number of seconds. IP addresses blocked in this way can be viewed in the appropriate IP Access rules tab. A successful login resets the counter that is tracking login attempts.

Hide server information from SSH identity

After a successful SSH login, the server sends identification information to the client. Normally, this information includes the server name and version number. Enable this option to prevent the information from being given to the client.

Default Web Client

Specifies whether the Web Client, Web Client Pro, or FTP Voyager JV should be used by all HTTP clients by default. The third, default option is to prompt the user for the client they want to use instead. This option is also available at the group and user level.

Custom HTTP settings

Basic branding (custom logo and limited text changes) can be implemented using the Custom HTTP Settings. Advanced branding is also available. For more information, see Configure custom HTML for the Serv-U login pages.

Specify a custom logo to be displayed on the login and Web Client pages

Custom logos must have a width of 400 pixels and a height of 100 pixels. If a logo does not meet this criteria an error message will appear when you attempt to save the logo.

JPEG images which use CMYK instead of RGB encoding may not work properly in certain browsers. Test your logo image to make sure it is displayed properly in all browsers.

To add a logo, click Browse next to Custom Logo Path, and then select the path to your logo. Click Save and the logo will appear below the Custom Logo Path field. To delete a custom logo, clear the path in the Custom Logo Path field, and then click Save.

HTTP Login Title Text (no HTML)

Provide text to be used as the title of the HTTP login and Web Client pages.

HTTP Login Page Text

Provide any custom login page text you want in this area. This text can be HTML-formatted, including links, images, and standard formatting like italics, bold, underline, alignment and more.

HTTP Client Interface Background (CSS Only)

Provide a custom CSS background style for the Web Client, File Sharing and FTP Voyager JV landing page. This style follows the CSS background shorthand standard. The "background:" string is assumed so it does not need to be entered here. The format for a CSS background is color url('/%CUSTOM_HTML_DIR%/images/yourimage.png') repeat-type horizontal-alignment vertical-alignment.

The %CUSTOM_HTML_DIR% must be used in conjunction with the Custom HTML settings. Custom HTML must be enabled and a Custom HTML Container Directory must be specified.

The following examples provide a reference:

  • #0b16f8 url('/%CUSTOM_HTML_DIR%/images/Header01.png') no-repeat right top
  • #FFFFFF url('/%CUSTOM_HTML_DIR%/images/MyLogoTile.png') repeat-x left top
  • red (this example uses no image)
  • url('/%CUSTOM_HTML_DIR%/images/MyHeader.png') no-repeat center top (this example uses no custom color)

Password Recovery Email Message

Send email messages to users with their login credentials using this customizable password recovery message.

The password recovery email message has a simple default subject and message with the user's login ID and password. This message will be sent if the user has a valid email address recorded in Serv-U. Users can request this message from the Serv-U login page.

Administrators can also send this message to users using the Recover Password button under domain users and global users in the Management Console.

Integration DLL / Shared Library

For information about writing an Integration DLL or Shared Library, see the Serv-U Integration Sample DLL installed with Serv-U in the Serv-U Integration Sample DLL sub-directory. The Integration API is documented in this sample.

Other settings

Ratio Free Files

Files listed by clicking Ratio Free Files are exempt from transfer ratio limitations on file transfers. Ratio free files specified at the server or domain level are inherited by all their users accounts. For more information about ratio free files, see Transfer ratios and quotas.

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