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PROXY Pro v10.5 is now available – featuring the installed Host for Macintosh!

Hello Friends of Proxy,

We have now released PROXY Pro v10.5!  The highly anticipated installed Host for Macintosh has now arrived with this release.  We are still wrapping up final details with regard to documentation and it will become available shortly on our documentation page at www.proxynetworks.com/documentation.  I will revise this posting in a few days with a link to that info.

PROXY Pro RAS customers can review the RAS upgrade guide here and download the software zip file here.

PROXY Pro P2P customers can review the P2P upgrade guide here and download the software zip file here.

We will be upgrading PROXY Air servers, our hosted remote desktop service, over the course of the next few weeks.

Below is a direct copy/paste from the release notes and for a complete historical breakdown of what’s changed release-by-release feel free to skim our “What’s New?” release notes PDF.

New Capabilities in v10.5 are as follows:

Improved Host for Macintosh (Applies to RAS Edition)
The Host for Macintosh has been substantially revised. This new Host software can operate in an “On Demand” mode, in a “Persistent” mode (for unattended access, including to the login screen), as well as in both modes simultaneously. The previous Host for Macintosh only operated in an “On Demand” mode.

Improved Gateway Server “Reverse Connection” Capacity (Applies to RAS Edition)
The PROXY Pro Server, and the Gateway Server component specifically, has increased capacity to maintain “reverse connections” with Hosts that are off-LAN. Previously, up to 2500 connections could be maintained; in PROXY v10.5, this limit is increased to 8000.

Bug fixes in v10.5 are as follows:

• Deployment Tool Improvements: The Deployment Tool has a number of minor improvements and fixes, including better and easier-to-use support for exporting and importing the entire state of the tool, or individual Host Product Configurations, to JSON format. This allows this information to be archived in a neutral format, and to be moved from machine to machine.

• Application Pool Configuration Improvements: The Identity Manager and Web Console application pools now have Start Mode set to AlwaysRunning instead of OnDemand; this improves application startup time and first response time from idle. Additionally, on Windows Server 2019 and later, the “removeServerHeader” option is set to omit the standard “Server:” header.

• Address Restrictions for HTTPSYS Connections: The Gateway HTTPSYS protocol now supports address restrictions to limit where connections can come from.

• Host TLS Certificate Location: Host will create a TLS certificate, if no appropriate certificate is found in the machine Personal store. In v10.4, that certificate was placed in that store; in v10.5, the
certificate is placed in a private location to isolate the certificate from accidental use by other software.

• Host Station Name Macros: the %USERNAME% macro now resolves to “Not-Logged-In” instead of an empty string (“”) if no user is logged in, consistent with the %USER% macro; and the %ADDR% macro now always resolves to an IP address of the machine.

• Connect in Browser: the in-browser Remote Control experience has several user interface and usability fixes, including proper handling of scroll bars (when needed) and the Fit-To modes.

• Latest OpenSSL release: the latest OpenSSL release (v1.1.1n) has been incorporated into this release.

• Usability and Reliability: a large number of minor usability, user interface, and software reliability issues were addressed since v10.4 HF#2.

And now we begin prioritizing and planning for PROXY Pro v11 although you can probably expect a couple hotfixes for v10.5 between now and v11.  Thanks for keeping up with us!

Ryan Gallager

Proxy Networks Support Team