WebSTAR 5.2.4 Gets SOAPy -- 4D, Inc., last week released WebSTAR Server Suite 5.2.4; the latest version of their collection of Internet servers. The main enhancement is support for Web Services via a full SOAP implementation (the PHP NuSOAP library) that provides integration with Web Services in other applications, including 4D's own 4th Dimension 2003. Other improvements include numerous fixes to 4D Mail, reliability fixes for the Web server, and enhancements to 4D WebMail Pro. WebSTAR 5.2.4 is a free update for registered users of WebSTAR V; upgrades cost $200 from WebSTAR 4 and $300 from WebSTAR 3 and Mac OS X Server. [ACE]
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.