DC++ 0.871 is out

A new testing version of DC++, 0.871 is pushed out today with only a few but very important updates of security and stability:

  • Fixed a bug that restores web connections to certain servers with multiple hostnames, unfortunately including our SourceForge host server. This means that we’re unable to show the usual announcement of the available update at the start of previously released DC++ versions – therefore everyone should do the upgrade manually this time by visiting our official project host website’s download page. Please make sure, for your own safety, that you always download DC++ from the official site and not from other 3rd party websites search engines may suggest.
  • Updated the secure connections library (OpenSSL) fixing a serious, rather easily exploitable issue that can allow malicious DOS attacks. This should certainly impact all released DC++ versions since 0.851, but older versions from the last 15 years might also be affected.
  • Added a new, opt-out mechanism that time to time informs a random subset our userbase about possible new testing releases, similarly as it is done for stable releases, at the start of the program.

This important release should be marked as stable within a few days. Please everyone upgrade as soon as possible and due to the circumstances, this time, if you can, help us with encouraging others to do the same. Thank you!

About emtee
I started to use DC using DC++ in 2003 when its version number was around 0.260. Since then I've been amazed by the DC network: a professional but still easy-to-use way of P2P file sharing. I was invited to the DC++ team in 2006 where - in the beginning - I had been doing user support and some testing only. A few years later I started to add small contributions to the DC++ code as well so for many years I'd been doing mostly bug fixes, testing, feature proposals and improvements. At the same time I worked on improving the documentation for both DC++ and ADCH++ as well. These days I'm trying to maintain the whole code and the infrastructure behind to keep these software secure and usable for a prolonged time. My ultimate goal is to help making the DC network as more user friendly as possible.

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