WebSTAR 3.0.2 Update Released -- StarNine Technologies has released WebSTAR 3.0.2, a new version of the widely used Web server. WebSTAR 3.0.2 offers a host of under-the-hood fixes and enhancements, including significantly improved FTP and MacBinary compatibility, data cache improvements, numerous bug fixes, and workarounds for Open Transport memory leaks on PowerPC systems. WebSTAR 3.0.2 is free to WebSTAR 3.x customers, and a 12.6 MB updater will upgrade any version of WebSTAR 3.0 or 3.0.1 (including background and SSL versions) to version 3.0.2. Because updating Web server software can be complicated, be sure you have a complete backup of your current configuration and read StarNine's detailed instructions before updating. [GD]
Improve Apple Services with AirPort Base Stations
You can make iChat file transfers, iDisk, and Back to My Mac work better by turning on a setting with Apple AirPort base stations released starting in 2003. Launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, click Manual Setup, choose the Internet view, and click the NAT tab. Check the Enable NAT Port Mapping Protocol (NAT-PMP) box, and click Update. NAT-PMP lets your Mac OS X computer give Apple information to connect back into a network that's otherwise unreachable from the rest of the Internet. This speeds updates and makes connections work better for services run by Apple.