Haxial KDX Server
Haxial KDX Server
1.6

4.8

Haxial KDX Server free download for Mac

Haxial KDX Server1.6

03 October 2004

Secure Hotline-like server.

Overview

Haxial KDX is a secure server that is similar to the Hotline network. You can connect to transfer files, chat, and post news.

What's new in Haxial KDX Server

Version 1.6:
  • New access privilege "Can See All Volumes". Turn this on for your account and then refresh the base of your files, and it will change to a list of the volumes on the server computer, and you can navigate inside them, giving you access to all files.
  • You can also Get Info on a volume using the context menu.
  • Added a "1 Up Q For All, 1 Down Q Per Server" file transfer queuing option in the client that is good for people with large download bandwidth, but capped/low upload bandwidth.
  • The preview text in the Font Chooser window now displays samples for a number of languages, not only English. You can also type into it.
  • In future, warnings about the client and server versions being different will only be displayed if there is sufficient difference. Minor upgrades with no compatibility issues will not cause a warning.
  • Fixed a couple of bugs when changing the admin login via the local settings window in the server.
  • Fixed top secret feature for Jin.
  • Mac: As per Apple's convention, added .app to the names of the program files. The differing file name will cause remote server upgrade to fail this one time, sorry. Don't forget to upgrade KDXUpgradeHelper to the new version as well.
  • Mac: Does not always display the correct icon for volumes, despite 8+ hours trying to solve this single problem, due to pathetic Mac APIs.
  • Mac: Fixed a memory leak noticeable when cataloging (thanks Searcher!).
  • MS Windows: Fixed bug which sometimes caused an endless stream of errors when disconnected from a server.
  • Unix: Fixed bug with deleting files.
  • Unix: Remote server upgrade now preserves the unix RWXS/UGO access permissions on the server program file. This is important if you use SUID.
MacUnix:
  • Fixed problem with unicode file names with diacritical marks.
  • Hide ".DS_Store" (annoying little files that the Mac Finder creates everywhere).
  • Empty Trash now empties the real Mac Trash instead of ~/.Trash, thanks to special mac-specific code.
  • Moving a file to the trash (deleting) now uses the real Mac Trash instead of ~/.Trash.
  • Fixed bug with times in Process Monitor.
  • Support Mac file/folder comments (more special mac-specific code).
  • Fixed bug with Shutdown Computer command, but still requires root access.
  • Launch Program command now launches the file exactly the same as if you had double-clicked it (uses the MacOS "open" shell command).
  • Renamed program file to correct file name extension (was ".app" should have been ".command"). Consequently, you can now simply double-click the program file and it will open in a terminal window.
  • Added support for View/Control Display.

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29 Reviews of Haxial KDX Server

smtips
23 May 2008
Version: 1.6

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The people that make KDX have a major attitude problem and are very rude. Go look at their FAQ's and documentation if you don't buy that. Their FAQ states falsely also: "You might experience problems with these: * Little Snitch by Objective Development (on MacOS X). Causes networking problems." Little Snitch does not cause networking problems with anything. KDX has networking problems, I've been using the server and client for a long long time, and they have had issues with dropouts in network speed and connection for at least two years, regardless the version. And it got worse with Leopard. To make a blanket statement about Little Snitch (which has NEVER caused any networking problem for me), is just wrong and stupid. Most of the people I know using KDX are changing...we're tired of their attitude and their unwillingness to listen to user suggestions about making changes for the better in the applications.
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smtips
23 May 2008
Version: 1.6
The people that make KDX have a major attitude problem and are very rude. Go look at their FAQ's and documentation if you don't buy that. Their FAQ states falsely also: "You might experience problems with these: * Little Snitch by Objective Development (on MacOS X). Causes networking problems." Little Snitch does not cause networking problems with anything. KDX has networking problems, I've been using the server and client for a long long time, and they have had issues with dropouts in network speed and connection for at least two years, regardless the version. And it got worse with Leopard. To make a blanket statement about Little Snitch (which has NEVER caused any networking problem for me), is just wrong and stupid. Most of the people I know using KDX are changing...we're tired of their attitude and their unwillingness to listen to user suggestions about making changes for the better in the applications.
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4.5
Anonymous
06 May 2005
Version: 1.6
I'm starting to have issues with my Tiger compatibility and KDX 1.6 =( And yes... it is a Tiger compatibility issue. Is there a new version in the works?
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5
Anonymous
02 May 2005
Version: 1.6
running a server 24/7 and kdx is rock solid. Thank you
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5
Anonymous
15 March 2004
Version: 1.30
Simply the best. Don't even try to compare another... haha!
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4.75
Anonymous
27 February 2004
Version: 1.230
nothing compares to kdx - brilliant s/w
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5
Anonymous
26 February 2004
Version: 1.230
For anyone complaining about the appearance, there are are several new appearances you can download from Haxial's site to make KDX look different than the default appearance, and if that's not enough for you I've made an appearance that is as close to Panther as you'll get: http://www.subface.com/downloads/subface_kdx_panther.sit As far as this release, they FINALLY fixed some usability problems they created with 1.1 so I'm VERY happy about that. Thank you Haxial.
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5
Anonymous
25 February 2004
Version: 1.200
Plain out Awesome S•••!
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4.75
Anonymous
24 February 2004
Version: 1.200
just upgraded to the new version and reporting no problems apart from the odd news posting that suffered some formatting problems.. Otherwise a-ok! Top software :-)
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4.75
Anonymous
07 February 2004
Version: 1.1
my KDX Server runs 24/7 and i've no troubles since day one - it's never crashed and nothing has ever gone wrong to force me to quit and restart. Totally reliable and excellent control over users/news/accounts/etc.. Though i do wish i had control to cancel a users up/download rather than disconnecting them (some are afk at the time). Also i love the appearances that are available to use and fully support Haxial to stick with this method rather than the bog standard apple brushed metal/aqua. However, i do hope Haxial introduce support for Unsanity's WindowShadeX and Panther's Expose.... PLEEEEEASE :-) I'd also like a feature to wipe clear the Server History WINDOW. I don't mean to wipe clean the history itself BUT to clear the history window - maybe an automated setting could be introduced or it could simply be done manually?? Afterall, co-admins are usually not local to the server and there can be a huge amount of data to transfer in this history window.... just an idea! Otherwise - awesome software! Years ahead of Carracho and deffinetly better than the old-worlds like Hotline and FTP. Needless to say - i've registered. Thank you (again!) Haxial :-)
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4.75
Anonymous
13 December 2003
Version: 1.1
All of you who don't want to pay for these kind of things now, will pay later BIG TIME for their stupid Ignorance by thinking that freeware is always safe! Don't ever forget this: NOTHING IS FREE IN THIS WORLD! Maybe not even the air you breath.
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5
Anonymous
06 December 2003
Version: 1.1
KDX is stable. Fast Lightweight And easy to use. PERIOD. There has never been any spyware in kdx . And this is certainly the best product EVER!
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Anonymous
30 November 2003
Version: 1.1
i think i´ve checked the sources, and debate. Now this thread seems like the belief camps. You bring nothing to prove that hotline 1.9 & 1.9.1 is not spyware infested, neither an release from the gov. authorities. The freedom to believe and choose are still free, mostly. But some say; better safe than sorry. Hotline protocol unsecure! Since the hotline protocol for transferring the data packets is open, the packet content may viewed and catalogued by third party with the competence and resources. And although you may hide behind a proxy pool, these may also be busted, with enough resources. On the other hand, the kdx transfer packets are encrypted! :-) So if anyone detects activity, they can´t look into the content. That´s a big difference when one want to send sensitive information between companies, or you don´t want anybody see what sick taste one have in xxx movies ;-) btw. the argument, that the kdx developer launched the spyware rumour to get a market benefit, was presented in the debate when the two opposite sides found themselves in stale mate. so when the hotline believers could not prove the "paranoid" warners (kdx encrypt sect) wrong about the gov issue, this motive argument were introduced. but still, if it holds some truth, it doesn´t change the fact that packets with encryption seems quite safer. we must stop meeting like this, i guess. out here in the public with such intimate and personal integrity subjects on the agenda. -thnks for participation and the views of kdx vs hl (and url).
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Anonymous
30 November 2003
Version: 1.1
i think i´ve checked the sources, and debate. Now this thread seems like the belief camps. You bring nothing to prove that hotline 1.9 & 1.9.1 is not spyware infested, neither an release from the gov. authorities. The freedom to believe and choose are still free, mostly. But some say; better safe than sorry. Hotline protocol unsecure! Since the hotline protocol for transferring the data packets is open, the packet content may viewed and catalogued by third party with the competence and resources. And although you may hide behind a proxy pool, these may also be busted, with enough resources. On the other hand, the kdx transfer packets are encrypted! :-) So if anyone detects activity, they can´t look into the content. That´s a big difference when one want to send sensitive information between companies, or you don´t want anybody see what sick taste one have in xxx movies ;-) btw. the argument, that the kdx developer launched the spyware rumour to get a market benefit, was presented in the debate when the two opposite sides found themselves in stale mate. so when the hotline believers could not prove the "paranoid" warners (kdx encrypt sect) wrong about the gov issue, this motive argument were introduced. but still, if it holds some truth, it doesn´t change the fact that packets with encryption seems quite safer. we must stop meeting like this, i guess. out here in the public with such intimate and personal integrity subjects o agenda. -thnks for the views.
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Anonymous
24 November 2003
Version: 1.1
pinkmac... http://www.opensprings.org/ the hotline protocol is open source... tell me how using an open source hotline server such as HXD which is not even run by hotsprings.... puts spy ware on your computer..... that hotline is spy ware is pure and simple FUD that the developer of KDX, Adam Hinks, profits off of... by trying to discredit his opponents, and, coincidentally, the protocol which he developed.... also, hotsprings, Inc... the company that purchased hotline after it went bankrupt, is located in canada.... last i checked, the fbi didn't operate in canada.... please check your sources better next time.
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Anonymous
22 November 2003
Version: 1.1
Well i´m happy that you have had a good time, thinking it was funny. lol enjoy. But for some who cares about the personal integrity, spyware is not funny, but serious. Seeing loss of personal activity info, as a threat against the freedom, and as a way for others to make you pay up for unwanted goods. - And better safe than sorry, if it should show up that it really is spyware. - Nobody have proven Hotline 1.9 not to be spyware infested. As well as nobody have proven it not to be a governmental release by the feds. But of course, the right to choose what to believe is a human right, i guess. Suit your self. I know the heated Hotline discussion in the spring. After a while, gone out of steam, it faded to segmenting two camps. One camp believes safety is all important, and will not use anything they are not sure is spy free. The other camp believes, that since no proof for the alleged spyware have come forth, it might be safe. - And besides, since none had been busted after a month or two, they argued that this was a proof that it was safe and spywarefree. I might tell you that well informed, deep throat info, will seldom be proven to be true in public. That would have compromised the source, and possible future revelations too. And who say it can´t be spyware infested, because the feds haven´t acted within a short time after the release of the e-fly trap. If you had invested resources in such a project, would you blow the cover after so short time. Or might it be more interesting to keep it up for longer time, to catch many times the number? The feds acted, shoving it´s face in a press release december 11, 2001: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2001/December/01_crm_643.htm - This clearly states that they had 2 projects going on for long times. One for a year and the second for two years, in their, quote: Too much said. Anyone is free to believe what one wants. ............................... --- Spyware systems!!! And yes, i´m happy to help you, although you ironically ask for such info. By this you probably mean to further underscore the righteousness in your views, and not least make my info invalid as a proof for your views. Welcome you are. But i happily supply you with info, in spite of the condescending nature of your request. I might mention any Peer2Peer SW as the first well known spyware field (like Kaazaa). As well as IRC channels. But these are well known i guess. A newer one, less known are BitTorrent, appearing in june 2003. You may as well sign your name to the download if you use BitTorrent. It may be fast, but it is NOT a secure means of downloading. They can tell what you're downloading and from where. Quote from june:
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Anonymous
18 November 2003
Version: 1.1
the funniest part about this whole thing is that you still believe hotline is spyware...... go go imagination and rumors! do you know any other open source spyware we should be aware of?
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4.5
Anonymous
17 November 2003
Version: 1.1
Free? Yes right on, use the free good ol´ Hotline. Be happy with the free embedded spy wares, that lists all files on the servers and clients, as well as all transfers, and stores this at a central server. Great! Enjoy your free ticket to a visit by the feds, and a free vacation including housing and food, in the slammer. Interesting question :-) Does thieves steal everything, or do they actually pay for some things? - Even thieves pay for their tools, some times, to help them carry on with their trade of stealing. I´ve been told that peeps that test expensive software for an extended period of time, exceeding usual trial schemes, only do this as a matter of price. Since the developers pricing are sky high, one feels a little like Robin Hood, sharing the wealth. And of course, right after the release of kdx 1.0 the crack came along. But! Some server owners in loyalty to this secure SW, announced that they would ban forever anybody that uploaded the crack! - So that´s a few views about free or pay.
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2.75
Freezer
17 November 2003
Version: 1.1
SpectroPro.... here's the thing.. i don't want to download anything with this, but if i want to serve, i would need both the client and the server, as you cant administrate your server without the client... that means that in order to run a server, you must pay $50.... which is way too much... so don't think that i will download anything with kdx... i just wanted to serve with it.. but for nothing, i can serve to windows, mac, linux, and unix by using HX.... sounds like a better deal than paying $50...
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Anonymous
27 August 2003
Version: 1.0
Being hated for what a developer makes is like saying gun manufacturers are murderers. It's not the product, it's how the customers use it, which is beyond the controll of the product maker. Anything can be abused and there will always be nefarious people to do so. Blame them, not the creators of a product.
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Anonymous
24 August 2003
Version: 1.0
like the dev of acquisition, this dev will become hated... because he charges for software that helps you steal other software... has haxial become a dave watanabe wannabe?
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4.75
SpectroPro
22 August 2003
Version: 1.0
re: "and now, hotline is a better deal, for free... i'm not going to pay $25 for this while there are other alternatives around for free....and expecting the person to pay for both the client and the server.. thats a new low" You are a freakin idiot!!!!! Please, GET OFF KDX!!!! We do NOT want losers like you. This is one of the greatest software packages you could ever wish to have. And for $25.00 it is a HUGE deal. You are a software theif and can't stand that you may have to pay for something you actually use. This features secure chat, secure transfers, secure logins, etc.. Quite simple to use. Makes Hotline and Carracho look like sewer waste. They can't even come close to KDX. Don't cry because the author wants to be paid for 2 years worth of ass breaking work. The FREE was for the beta version. Just never upgrade and you can still steal its use for free. People like you are GREAT for KDX cause you make people sick to their stomach to think they may be like you, so they pay for their copy. THANKS! I am sure the author appreciates your idiocy. Do us all a favor, and don't ever come back..
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Anonymous
21 August 2003
Version: 1.0
and now, hotline is a better deal, for free... i'm not going to pay $25 for this while there are other alternatives around for free....and expecting the person to pay for both the client and the server.. thats a new low.
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3.75
Anonymous
09 August 2003
Version: 0.990
The program works great. awesome possibilities. But Wouldn't it be sooooooo nice, if this programme would also have an option to use the OSX 'aqua / brushed' interface too??? the included schemes are soooo ugly. I just can't believe someone actually designed those color combinations. It's total devastation to your eyes.... (a disappointed designer...)
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3.5
Anonymous
09 August 2003
Version: 0.990
I love KDX & have used it for years, but since switching to OSX, I generated a catalog for my server and it ended up being over 500 MB! With that 500 MB catalog in there, every startup of KDX server would generate 30,000 pageouts on my computer (10.2.6, 512MB RAM). So, I have had to trash my catalog. I hope that if I generate a new catalog I have better experiences... this in my only complaint about this fine software.
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4.25
Anonymous
17 June 2003
Version: 0.951
I think this is an excellent implementation of a small, fast, cross-platform BBS with more than your bare-bones features. True, its interface is a little odd for modern software but it doesn't get in the way of using the board. I'm very happy to find and use this software. Everything else is either expensive, buggy, huge, limited, or not available for Mac OS, OS X and Windows concurrently. Not since Citadel boards have I seen something that fills a unique niche so well.
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5
Anonymous
10 February 2003
Version: 0.944
GREAT SOFTWARE This product has never crashed on me...EVER. It has a unusaul look to it. But once you get past that...it does not get any better! Do yourself a favour and try this CLIENT AND SERVER.
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4.5
Anonymous
17 December 2002
Version: 0.942
this is awesome.. looks superb too.
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4.25
Anonymous
30 August 2002
Version: 0.940
KDX is an awesome piece of software. Okay, the GUI is terrible, but it has some options Hotline and Carracho don't have. The speed limit, the intelligent account-management and more... You should definetly try this!
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2.5
Anonymous
20 May 2002
Version: 0.936
This program is a UI disgrace. KDX is what happens when a developer insists on reinventing the wheel in his own image.
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