There's been a couple noteworthy changes in the last year, which I've neglected to mention!

The most recent is really recent (as in a few days ago), and is a fix for YModem-G transfers.  The public proxies had a couple bugs that needed fixing, and now that they're sorted, transfers are working again.

While testing the changes, I noticed the transfers were pretty slow at around 20KB/s or so, so I also made some additional tweaks to fTelnet, fTelnetProxy, and Synchronet's websocketservice.js to speed things up.  If I remember correctly the fastest transfer I saw after all the changes was around 3MB/s, which is still pretty slow in the grand scheme of things, but a 150x speedup isn't too bad at all.

Another older change is related to how the user's IP address is reported, if the BBS requests it.  Previously both SEND-LOCATION and TTYLOC were supported, but since TTYLOC doesn't allow sending an IPv6 address, support for that was disabled.  This means your BBS will now need to use SEND-LOCATION to request the user's IP address, if it isn't already.

And the oldest changes from November of last year are actually pretty cool, so I should have mentioned them sooner!  fTelnet now has mouse support, if the BBS requests it, so for example in Synchronet you can click on menu options instead of hitting hotkeys!  A new screen size dropdown was added to the menu as well, allowing users to select a larger screen.  Both of these changes were made to improve the Synchronet Minesweeper experience, but hopefully will be useful elsewhere as well.

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