Below are the files you will get if you try to update right now.
If the last file you received electronically wasn't called one of the names below, UPDATE!!!
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In an effort to let our customers select download preferences, there are usually eight files offered for each platform. Four of the files contain various versions of the same complete release; the other files provide updates of only the files that have changed. Update files may consist of one or more files to download per platform. This is done to keep the size of the file under 1 MB. So, if an update requires two files you will need to download both to have the entire update.
How to Decide
Self-extracting or Self-installing EXE?
DOS 09/21/99 9:51a 1,502,631 FDS-57C4.EXE 09/21/99 9:51a 1,502,631 Fdscurrent.exe Windows 3.x 10/13/99 4:07p 4,839,216 F31-57c5.exe 10/13/99 4:07p 4,839,216 F31current.EXE 10/13/99 4:08p 4,874,457 F31x57c5.exe 10/13/99 4:08p 4,874,457 F31Xcurrent.EXE Windows 95/98 09/21/99 10:19a 5,154,652 F95-57c4.exe 09/21/99 10:19a 5,154,652 f95current.exe 09/21/99 10:19a 5,142,810 F95x57c4.exe 09/21/99 10:19a 5,142,810 f95xcurrent.exe Windows NT Workstation 09/21/99 9:58a 6,132,564 Fwk-57c4.exe 09/21/99 9:58a 6,132,564 Fwkcurrent.exe 09/21/99 9:59a 6,119,088 Fwkx57c4.exe 09/21/99 9:59a 6,119,088 Fwkxcurrent.exe Windows NT Server 09/21/99 10:02a 7,038,475 Fsv-57c4.exe 09/21/99 10:02a 7,038,475 Fsvcurrent.exe 09/21/99 10:03a 7,024,884 Fsvx57c4.exe 09/21/99 10:03a 7,024,884 Fsvxcurrent.exe NetWare 09/21/99 10:43a 3,497,827 fpn-57c4.exe 09/21/99 10:43a 3,497,827 fpncurrent.exe 09/21/99 10:43a 3,462,611 Fpnx57c2.exe 09/21/99 10:43a 3,462,611 fpnxcurrent.exe OS/2 09/21/99 10:35a 1,204,231 Fos-57c4.exe 09/21/99 10:35a 1,204,231 foscurrent.exe [email protected] 08/13/99 03:57p 6,032,326 Mccurrent.exe 08/13/99 03:57p 6,032,326 Mcd-57c0.exe Microsoft Exchange 10/06/99 11:59a 7,210,110 Fexx59c0.exe 10/06/99 11:59a 7,210,110 Fexxcurrent.exe
Current Test Drive Versions
Here are the test drives that are currently available free from our web site. These test drives are only available in the self-installing version right now.
Windows 3.x 04/06/99 04:39p 3,732,460 F31xcrnt.EXE Windows 95/98 07/27/99 10:48a 5,168,605 F95X57E1.EXE 07/27/99 10:48a 5,168,605 F95XCRNT.EXE Windows NT Workstation 07/27/99 10:53a 6,095,976 FWKX57E1.EXE 07/27/99 10:53a 6,095,976 FWKXCRNT.EXE Windows NT Server 07/27/99 11:00a 6,998,784 FSVX57E1.EXE 07/27/99 11:00a 6,998,784 FSVXCRNT.EXE NetWare 08/12/99 11:07a 3,465,908 Fpnxcrnt.EXE Microsoft Exchange 10/06/99 11:59a 7,210,110 Fexxcrnt.EXE Lotus Notes 06/08/99 10:44a 3,764,373 FLNX54E2.EXE
File Naming Convention
Here is how the files found on the BBS-FTP-Web are named:
What's all this "Current" stuff?
In each commercial product directory on the FTP is a set of files called "current". This file is exactly the same as the one with the more complicated names described above. We just added the generic "current" designation to avoid too much confusion and wondering about the naming convention. You can be assured that when you grab a file called "current", it is the latest and greatest available! This "current" version is an ADDITION to the conventional naming scheme, not a replacement for it.
Here are some examples of the "current" designation in use:
Administrators: Another reason you might want to use the "current" designation is to set up robots to get files automatically for you from the ftp site. Since the name never changes, you could subscribe to the list server, and send out your robot to get the file whenever the list server notifies you that a new version or update has arrived.
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