Http File Server (HFS) 2.1d build 086

Http File Server (HFS) is an easy to use drag and drop file server for personal file sharing. It runs as a standalone executable and does not require any installation. The program is very easy to use, just drag a file into it to share it with the world. You can customize the port it is running on, specify the IP address and monitor connections from the tray icon. HFS presents the shared files on a simple HTML page, that includes the file name and size. With some HTML knowledge, you can completely customize the HTML template to meet your preference. HFS can also integrate into Windows Explorer, allowing you to easily share files from the right-click menu.


[NEW] template section aliasing, e.g. [file.gif = file.jpg = file.png]
[NEW] Menu -> Other options -> "Default sorting"
[NEW] dns updater: host is now automatically included in IP address list
[NEW] graph colors customizable via URL
[NEW] Upgrading, prompt for saving before quitting
[NEW] if an update attempt fails, re-use the already downloaded update
[NEW] Menu -> Updates -> "Offer me to update from stable versions to unstable testing versions"
[CHG] now visible in easy mode: Menu -> Upload -> "How to?"
[CHG] improved readability in transfer progress bar
[CHG] renamed: "save in/out totals" > "save total in/out"
[CHG] non-ascii option applied also inside pages
[CHG] file menu: now hidden in easy mode: comment, icon, switch to, new link, browse it
[CHG] file menu: rearranged and renamed some items to improve usability(let download > no download, new folder > new empty folder, copyURL > copy URL address, let browse > browsable)
[CHG] address bar redesigned
[CHG] "HFS last update check.tmp" is now created as hidden, less intrusive
[CHG] now some special files are protected with same access rights as the root folder: /~img*, /~progress, /favicon.ico
[FIX] fixed UTF-8 support
[FIX] removed passwords from "show customized options"
[FIX] dns updater: User and Host are now saved in options
[FIX] favicon.ico now respect the "log icons" option
[FIX] uploading, only upload rights were checked but no access rights
[FIX] "Encode non-ASCII characters" was not working anymore
[FIX] server refuses to turn on after a "complete" IP change
[FIX] fixed continous DNS update requests
[FIX] "Max addresses downloading" was not working
[FIX] problem fixed with no-ip
[FIX] fixed support of special characters in folders
[FIX] it was possible set empty name for folders
[FIX] possible DoS vulnerability by asking for big graph

Download: Http File Server (HFS) 2.1d Build 0.8.6 (freeware)
Screenshot: >> Click here <<
Link: HFS Home Page
News source: Snap Files

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I had been using HTTP as a way to share files. This thing looks like something I'd love to use but when it comes to HTTP, security is a big issue. HTTP is very vulenerable to attacks. I wonder how secured this little server is.

HFS is by far the best file server i've found. It's intuitive, very easy to use and very flexible.
There is a forum where users can ask questions and receive an answer within a few hours at
the most. The developer is friendly and always listens to suggestions anyone makes and changes
are radpidly implimented.

With regards to security, you are able to password protect the pages: This can be done by
either only allowing certain users to view the page, or password protecting the page as a
whole. You can set upload/download speeds, maximum simultaneous connections. Uploads
are supported.

Adding/Removing files and folders to HFS is as easy as drag/dropping into the program. You
can create 'real' or 'virtual' folders, the latter allowing you to choose which files appear in which

HFS supports customisable templates and there are a large range of user-created templates
to choose from. Two of the most notable being Thunderthicken of Glory and Terayon
(screenshots are available).

One of the best aspects of HFS is that its open source - you can add or remove anything from
the program that you want. It's very small in size (only 500kb) and uses little system resources.
It's feature rich and is essential to anyone wishing to host a file server.

Home page is in Italian. How is the security on this. I like the concept. edit: Home page isn't in italian, the download site is in italian. Looks cool though.

Croquant said,
It's not made by Microsoft, that's how.

like iis is the only alternative to this. If you can't make a decent comment or give a reason why this is a better http server then the other ones i'll stick to my current one thank you very much