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cFosSpeed 9.04 build 2051 -- 19-Apr-2013 * New skin in Metro style. Have fun! :-) + Tweaked behaviour of auto hide on fullscreen, so it respects manual window closing and auto-open/hide settings better. + After the status windows was closed 3 times, cFosSpeed will now ask you if you want to disable auto-open/auto-hide. + RWIN expansion now opens the window more eagerly. + Completely new russian translation. Thanks to Armor Darks. x When TS was switched off, RWIN expansion was still on. Fixed. x Fixed a bug in RWIN expansion which caused some downloads to start very slow. Connection startup should be faster now. x Total Net talk speed is now always greater or equal local speed. Due to rounding there could have been some inaccuracies. Fixed. x Fixed slot configuration button in skins. x Fixed a bug in current connections dialog with spaces in filename. x Fixed a bug introduced in 9.01 build 2030 that caused too much spd.exe CPU load. Thanks to schkubey and Litfal for bug reports. x Removed some useless checks at Setup start that failed with some users. x Fixed console pair priorisation. x Fixed errors and improved crash dump handling in installer.

cFosSpeed 9.02 build 2032 -- 14-Feb-2013 + Improved crash handling. + Skins can now display a simple bar, instead of a bitmap, for the ANIMATION and SLIDER methods.

See http://www.cfos.de/en/skin/skin-reference.htm for details. + Tamed querying of TCP/UDP programs names. Thanks to Litfal for bug report. x Fixed a bug where some of the preferences settings would not be saved permanently. Thanks to Norbert & Contor. x Fixed multiple rare bugs found through crash dumps sent to us by users. x Fixed bugs in the budget configuration dialog. Thanks to dj_hetick. x Fixed range and mode settings in Budget Graph dialog. Thanks to Vel. x Fixed a bug in the full screen detection routine. Thanks to DJ Deipotent for persistently reporting it :-) x Fixed a hang in installation. x Fixed missing images for dialogs. x Usage graph is back. - After you click on a "new version available" balloon tip only newer versions than the one indicated will show a new balloon tip. - Switched slot order so that net talk is now in the last slot.

cFosSpeed 9.00 build 2020 -- 29-Jan-2013 * Re-vamped dialogs. They are now easier to use, faster and in the new Window 8 style. As part of the dialog re-vamp we changed the Traffic Analysis dialogs so it is easier to use and consistent with the prioritization dialogs. Instead of adding protocols/programs to slots, you now assign groups as they appear in the prioritization dialogs. If you like to also add individual programs or protocols, you can do so with spd commands. * Added new filters -tx-lite, -rx-lite and -lite. The idea is to detect "lite data streams", i.e. streams of data that are low volume and not bulk data in nature. + Added "spd slot X get/set/add categories CAT1:CAT2:..." command. This will set the slot X programs and protocols to all programs/protocols that are in one the listed categories. A category is the text before the frist "," in settings.ini/user.ini. Example: the line "gw2.exe=Games,Guild Wars 2" in section [highprogs] puts the program "gw2.exe" in the category "Games". + Added "spd slot show" command to show all settings for all slots. + Added nettalk_tx, nettalk_rx and nettalk_max modes for slots. + Fixed a bug in the adapter info display. + If setup crashes, it can now send us a dump of the crash to help us fix the problem. + Made the prioritization buttons in the current connections dialog

more responsive. + Added support to set priority if program name is "unknown" or "routed". + Link to features.htm on desktop is no longer created for prereleases. Thanks to Sublogics and Contor for the idea. + Added "spd prioritize pair <program> <protocol> <class>" command to set temporary prios for the program/protocol pair. The new Standard Current Connections dialog now uses this command. + cFosSpeed setup will pop up a warning box if programs are running which are known to cause (at least sometimes) problems when installing/deinstalling. We recommend you close these programs before continuing the setup. + Added percentage display for resent packets in "spd netstat". + New current connections dialog. + Sending of usage reports added. + Added Unknown_Bulk l7-protocol with default priority. + Improved bulk detection; it should be more stable now. Please report if there is unexpected behaviour. + Added -bulk, -tx-bulk, -rx-bulk filter expressions. They are true if any direction, resp. direction rx, resp. direction tx is in bulk mode. Only TCP connections can be in bulk mode, not UDP. + Improved HTTP Layer 7 detection. Now cFosSpeed also checks re-used HTTP connections for streaming. This way especially Youtube videos should be detected more reliably. + Added global variable min_hops. Usually, cFosSpeed will start with TTL 2 or 3 for ping timings and increase the TTL until a decent destination is found. The min_hops setting can be used to force cFosSpeed to use a higher minimum TTL. Thanks to Kullorki for inspiration. + Added a messagebox that is opened if cFosSpeed driver was not loaded. This could happen when you upgrade your system from Windows 7 to Windows 8. You need to reinstall cFosSpeed on Windows 8 to fix that. x More trace output when the driver would not install. x Added prioritization of program/protocol pair to Advanced Current Connections dialog. x Temporary prioritizations are now deleted when the Internet connection is terminated or the machine is rebooted. x Fixed a locking problem with multiple ports. x Changed minimum speeds for bulk data detection to 30 kb/s rx and 6 kb/s tx. Thanks to Michael32 for the hint. x Temporary prioritizations will now affect newly created connects as well. They are deleted if you manually override them or when the machine is rebooted.

x When prioritizing a connection to lowest, it vanished from the list. Fixed. x Fixed bug in checking of product news. x Fixed a problem with Youtube bulk-sending with BSTREAM protocol (which is set to "default" priority). The connection would be classified as "low". In our protocol and program logic "default" means "fall-through" and then the last -bulk rule changes the class to low. In general, this is intended, but not with BSTREAM, so we excluded it from the -bulk rule. Thanks to Ukjent for his report. x Fixed bad ping values in "spd ts" display. x Added a fix to avoid kernel stack exhaustion. Thanks to tonyhsie for report and testing. x Fixes in Setup to improve handling of rare update-installation issue: On update install, Windows might report the need to reboot after removal of the old cFosSpeed devices, before you can install them again. Setup now honours this. x Fixed bug where update install requires system reboot between uninstall and install. x Fixed printing of who opened our devices. x Installer now keeps "Program Files" folder read-only as Microsoft requests. x Fixed several crashes. Thanks to Burkhard Menzler and others for dump files. x Some fixes to comply with Win8 logo tests. x Fixed problems in current connections dialog with filename that contain spaces. x Fixed a Windows 8 bluescreen with DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION (0x133). Thanks to kittler2 for the dump files. x Deinstallation will now work gracefully if driver was not installed, but service was still installed. - The Current Connections dialogs (old and new) now have the same application ID as the options dialogs. Only one of them can be used at the same time. This prevents overwriting prioritization settings from one dialog with another when both dialogs would be open simultaneously. - Switched to new compiler. - Re-arranged context always uses fade-in "Auto-Open", "Click them global for all menu a bit. Removed the "Effects" menu. cFosSpeed now and slide animations. Also moved "Always on Top", Through" options to the "Window Settings" menu and made windows.

- Unknown, Unknown_Bulk, Teredo and Teredo_Bulk l7-protocols all have default priority. We recommend not to assign a different priority, because with default priority the program prioritization will take care of it. And if there is not entry for the program the final bulk rule will classify bulk data as "low" and non-bulk as "default". - Changes in column sorting in console dialog.

cFosSpeed 8.02 build 1972 -- 02-Jul-2012 + Added expand_rwin variables to output of "spd tcb". + The WMI provider in cFosSpeed now also supports GetObject/GetObjectAsync, so more flexible WMI scripts are possible. x Fixed a bug in RWIN expansion. This bug caused prevented connections to certain servers. Thanks to Marcus Rppel for his help. This could improve download speed with some servers as well. x It could have happened that class delays were still set after rx-shaping was switched off (you could see that with "spd classes"). That would have resulted in unnecessary delays. Fixed. x If the un/update-installation fails because the service could not be deinstalled, the installed will now return a proper error message asking you to reboot and try again. x Fixed a problem where an update install would sometimes fail, because spd.exe could not be deleted. x Improved error handling if cFosSpeed service could not be deleted on update install. x Hopefully fixed a crash. Thanks to Bartosz Polaski for dump files. x Small fix for RWIN expansion and added more debug output. Thanks to Marcus Rppel. - If you had several IPs set for your network card, cFosSpeed would have used them in unspecific order, depending on the ARP requests sent. Now cFosSpeed should always use the primary IP.

cFosSpeed 8.00 build 1946 -- 07-May-2012 ! cFosSpeed will now automatically expand Windows' TCP RWIN as needed! With our new "Automatic RWIN expansion" cFosSpeed will expand the RWIN (and the matching window scaling) to a value that allows a download with full speed and a delay of 100 msec. This makes system-wide settings of "GlobalMaxTcpWindowSize" or "TcpWindowSize" (under XP) superfluous and will keep your downloads fast even if Windows 7 "auto-tuning" feature doesn't work for you. As an added goodie it will provide fast download even for programs that can not achieve full download speed because they provide too small buffers to the Windows TCP/IP interface, like Cygwin SCP. You can change the maximum delay (i.e. TCP round trip time), but that affects memory consumption: cFosSpeed needs (delay in seconds) * (downloadspeed in bytes/sec) bytes, i.e. for a DSL line with 25 mbits/s (about 3000 kbytes/s) the memory requirement is 0.1 sec * 3000000 bytes/sec = 300 kbytes. To change this time use the "spd gset expand_rwin_dest_time <time-in-msec>"

command. * Added WMI support. cFosSpeed creates a WMI class 'cfosspeed_perf_data' in the namespace \root\cfos which has all known skin variables as properties (see www.cfos.de/en/skin/skin-reference.htm for details). This allows WMI utilities to display the same information as in the cFosSpeed status window. There is a little demo of how to access the cFosSpeed WMI data: wmi_demo.hta in the cFosSpeed dialog folder. * To help cFosSpeed work with mobile connections it now dynamically tries ping TTL values until someone answers, max with TTL 24. This should help some users, where the first 10 or so hops would not answer. + Skin section now have an optional parameter 'print_allowed'. You can set it to 0 to disable this section when not rendered as normal window on screen. + Added Slovenian language. That makes a total of 33 languages supported. Even more languages are downloadable from our web site, here: http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm + cFosSpeed now checks every 2 days for program news. If there are any, it displays the mail symbol in the status window and opens a url when clicked. This feature is on by default. If you are not interested in program news, you can turn it off in the context menu under "Options". x Fixed a bug with negation of -s-iplist, -d-iplist, -r-iplist, -l-iplist rules. Thanks to Oliver Niebur for the report. x Added work-around for a Windows XP bug which prevented opening of web sites. x Fixed a bug in the XL skins, where Mbytes per seconds were not displayed correctly. Thanks to Cody. x cFosSpeed now installs on Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Thanks for all feedback! x Fixed a bug which prevented connections to be displayed by the keyboard LED script. Thanks to yashpalshah for the report. x On some machines spd.exe consumed a lot of CPU power and accessed the registry heavily. Fixed. Thanks to Empyter. x On some machines the status window is not always displayed after sleep. Fixed. x The on-the-fly prioritization dialog did not allow you to permanently prioritise programs, which weren't already permanently prioritised. Fixed. - Integrated keyboard LED support into cFosSpeed.exe. It no longer uses the scripting host. - Program news will not be displayed immediately after first installation. - Changed COM initialisation. - Improved setupapi log file support.

- Added memory debugging. - OEM versions no longer notify the user about updates.

cFosSpeed 7.00 build 1901 -- 08-Nov-2011 * Added manual priorisation for connections, i.e. you can set connections to a desired class based on their addresses, l7-protocols or programs. Use the "spd prio" (or prioritize or prioritise) command to set the prio on the command line: Help says: prioritise tcp <local> <remote> <class> prioritise udp <local> <remote> <class> prioritise prot <protname> <class> prioritise prog <progname> <class> <local>, <remote>, <protname> and <progname> may contain '?' and '*' wildcards . examples: prioritise prioritise prioritise prioritise tcp default udp* high prot *BULK low prog utorrent.exe lowest

An upcoming version will have a GUI to set priorities. * cFosSpeed now has class delay management: this regulates the delay of each traffic class (which is user configurable) based on the amount of traffic in the class in comparison to other classes. Example: if you have a lot of traffic in your 'low' class and your 'high' class traffic doesn't get enough bandwidth, cFosSpeed will introduce some delay for the 'low' class, so it sends less rapidly and your 'high' class streams get some additional performance. This should greatly help heavy downloaders like torrent users. * cFosSpeed will now actively slow down the rx-speed of download streams if they are prioritised lower than other streams which run at the same time. In other words: if you are watching a video stream in your brower (high prio) and downloading at the same time (low prio), cFosSpeed will slow down the downloads to make sure you get enough bandwidth for the the video. But if the video is stopped, all bandwidth is again available for the downloads. This can be switched off by "spd gset throttle_fast 0". Default is on. "spd classes" and "spd cons -wquot" et al. show a column named "wquot", which is a quotient that shows how fast a stream resp. class is in comparision to how fast it should be. E.g. a quotient of 1.00 means perfect, 1.5 means 50% too fast, 0.8 means 20% too slow. ! To comply with the Windows design guides, cFosSpeed now stores all global and Traffic Shaping related data in \ProgramData\cFos\cFosSpeed directory. All user specific data, like selected language and skins, are stored in \Users\<username>\Appdata\Local\cFos\cFosSpeed. ! The -weight class parameter that is specified in the default settings does

now specify the weight of all rx-streams in a class and no longer the weight of a single stream. This helps to keep fast sending streams of low priority (like P2P) slower and higher prio streams faster. A exacter regulation is still in development. * Added On-the-fly prioritization. The "current connections" dialog now has the option to prioritize a connection, protocol or program temporary or easily add it to the prioritization scheme. Just click on a connection to change its priority. In many cases it will be easier to use this dialog than the normal program and protocol prioritization dialogs. So, for example, while you work/play on your computer and notice a certain connection uses too much bandwidth, you can click it and reduce its priority without changing the general prioritization system. + You can now undo the change of priority by using a "spd prio <selection> none" command (i.e. by specifying a command with the class name "none"). The class is then reset to the value before the setting. Only classes that are no longer 'idle' or 'working' can be changed in their priority. Otherwise, they are not in use anyway, since 'idle' or 'working' are only set on fresh connections were the priority could not yet been determined. + Added filter expression -manual. It's true for packets on connections that have been manually changed in their priority. + The "spd perf" setting is now automatically saved. + Added Indonesian & British English language. That makes a total of 32 languages supported. Even more languages are downloadable from our web site, here: http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm + The L7 detector now recognizes Bittorrent uTP. + -class rule works now for UDP connections as well. + "spd classes" command shows stats for all classes in table form. + Added -delay parameter for classes. With this you can make sure packets in that class are sent only after a minimum delay time in the queue. That is, -delay cann add some ADDITIONAL delay for packets. By default, all delays are set to 0, i.e. no additional delays are introduced. + Added -class filter expression. This allows filtering after the class of a TCP stream, i.e. you could use the filter "-tx -higher -class lower -c lower" to filter out all TCP ACKs of streams that are classified as lower. + The program and protocol prioritization dialogs now have a button to restore the prioritization settings to their default values. + The program prioritization dialog now allows you to suggest a newly added program to the cFos team, so we can include it in future releases. + Changed the look of the current connections dialog. It also now has a "Freeze" button to stop periodical update of the current connections. + Speeded protocol and program prioritization dialogs. This also fixes the bug where IE9 causes page display problems when switching to the games section.

+ Skins now support an x- and y- positioning offset. By specifying x_ofs=<x> and y_ofs=<y> in the [all] section of the skin .INI you can move the skin's default position by <x> pixels to the right and <y> pixels to the bottom. This is useful if the skins have shadows. + Auto-hide on fullscreen now also works after you opened/closed the window manually. However, if you turn off auto-open/auto-hide Auto-hide on fullscreen is also deactivated. + Due to popular demand, we added an option to lock the window position to the window settings sub-menu. + Added Layer-7 stream detection for VLC and Media Player Classic. + From now on, installation archives contain both x86 and x64 flavours of cFosSpeed ("fat" archives). The right Setup is started automatically. Furthermore, the archives are packed with LZX, resulting in a higher compression ratio. - Status window auto-arrange is now turned off when you manually move the status window. - Added "spd echo ..." command that just echos the text to the trace file and console. x Fixed the 2 window problem and disabled line calibration / send test pings in cfosspeed context menu. x Fixed several bugs in the Online Budget/Counter dialogs. x Fixed truncated l7-protocol names in connection overview. x Fixed a crash. Thanks to Norbert Paradowski for dump file. x When you press the freeze button in the current connections dialog and then click on one of the sorter tabs, the current connections are still refreshed and sorted. x Fixed a bug where net_talk_bcast would not be saved properly and was lost after the next restart. Thanks to for his bug report. x Fixed bugs in rx-shaping code. x Fixed a long-standing bug, where the status window would disappear after stand-by/wake up. x Fixed a bug where newer dialog html files would not overwrite the old ones during an update installation. x Fixed a bug that caused the driver not to load sometimes after booting. x If a ping_dest has been set by the user we accept ping replies ("pongs") to any TTL. Otherwise, only ping replies to TTLs 2-4 are accepted. Thanks to tomtores for inspiration. x Fixed a rare bluscreen. x Added check against NULL pointer in Windows 7 mobile broadband driver status messages. Thanks to marmal for bug report and dump file.

cFosSpeed 6.60 build 1852 -- 11-May-2011 * Added support for Logitech G15 and G19 Gamer keyboards. When cFosSpeed detects such a keyboard, it offers a the option to display the status window on the display of the G15 or G19 display. If you enable it, the skin windows will then be displayed on the keyboards display, thereby offering all cFosSpeed Traffic Shaping information during fullscreen mode apps / games. In addition, you can switch between low latency / favour bandwidth wit the Button 1 on the G15 and the UP Button on the G19. Skins for Logitech G15 & G19 were donated by Ingo Gnther. * Added keyboard LED indicators. cFosSpeed can indicate certain traffic shaping values by blinking the Num Lock and Scroll Lock LEDs. See http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/keyboard-leds.htm for more information. + When the traffic class is still not set (at the beginning of a connection) the class column will display "working" or nothing. If more traffic is coming, the class name will be shown or when no rule matches and no class has yet been set for a connection the class is set to default. + If traffic shaping is (partly) inactive, this is now shown in "spd speed" command. + Added -udp-vol rule: it counts the volume of an UDP pseudo-connection. Volume in this sense are all bytes including the IP and UDP header. Added -udp-cnt rule: it counts the number of UDP packets in an UDP pseudo-connection. + Extended arguments for -tcp-seq and -tcp-cnt rules to 64 bit. + Added gset variable tx_shape, default 1, to en/disable tx-shaping globally. x TCP SYNs were not properly prioritized. Fixed. x Uploads do now slow down downloads less than before. x Fixed behaviour of overlapping active areas in skins. Now the topmost one catches the mouse click. x For troubleshooting, you can now specify the Net Talk broadcast address. Use "spd set net_talk_bcast x.x.x.x" to do that, address means use default, which is or the subnet broadcast address like Thanks to Drool for inspiration. x Fixed serious bug in -l7-prot, -udp-prog, -tcp-prog and -prog filter rules when they were used with negation (like -l7-prot !@user.ini/normalprots). This caused program and protocol settings to malfunction if you had made changes to them (changes are recorded in user.ini and filter rules contain negations to read them properly). This bug was introduced in since v5.13.1694. Thanks to km for his bug reports. x The installer started the status window with elevation. Fixed. x Fixed installation problems where cfosspeed.exe could not be overwritten.

x Fixed a potential problem when stopping a system service. Thanks to Richard B. for testing. x Skins would not display more than 21Mb/s speed. Fixed. Thanks to kamcm for bug report. x Fixed a long-standing problem where cFosSpeed might perform poorly after a wakeup from standby. Notably, UDP connections would not time-out and ever increase in numbers. x Fixed a error where certain skins would be incorrectly loaded and thus not displayed at all. x Fixed a bug in -prog and -l7-prot filters: they did not properly accept multiple arguments separated by commas. Thanks to Thomas Quella for his bug report. x Large ping values were always displayed as 999ms. Fixed. x On some machines the status window was always topmost. Fixed. x Fixed a spurious freeze. Thanks to Andrey Chernov for dump file. x For Windows 7 the main icon is not hidden as long as at least one icon skin is displayed. Otherwise Windows cannot remember the icon settings. If you don't want to see the main icon, you can disable it in the context menu. For older OSes the main icon is hidden as long as at least one icon skin is displayed. x Variance accommodation now works for satellite connections with their very long ping times as well. Thanks to ipcopter.de for help and support. x No pinger boot will be done if both rx_shape and tx_shape are 0. x Better tracking if test-pings reached the destination. If so, pinger will not be used for burst and pingstat line starts with a '+'. - Tested cFosSpeed with "teaming". We used an Intel Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter and their most recent teaming software v16.2. Please note: The route to the Internet must go through the virtual teaming adapter, not through one of the individual teamed adapters. - Important notifications, e.g. the calibration notification and the trial period expiration messages are now indicated by a symbol in the status window if the skin supports it. Otherwise, the usual browser popup is used. If you click on the symbol the corresponding website is displayed. - The options menu is now also available for non-admins. - More trace output for an installation problem where the service can not be deleted. - By default max_trace_size is now 10 mbytes. - Switched to new compiler. - If for some reason test-pings reach their destination (i.e. they are not returned with "TTL exceeded"), we inhibit further test-pings with that TTL.

cFosSpeed 6.50 build 1810 -- 09-Feb-2011 * cFosSpeed now features packet loss avoidance. Some Internet connections have a very small packet buffer for incoming data. This buffer is quickly overrun when too much data is received, leading to packet loss. The packet loss is then detected by the sending TCP and the rate of transmission is lowered. Nevertheless, this leads to higher ping times and packet loss for all data received, even UDP data used for Gaming or VoIP. Tests show that the packet loss rate can be as high as 5%. Now cFosSpeed detects this packet loss in TCP streams and keeps the streams from sending too much data. This avoids packet loss, leading to much lower loss rates, fewer SACKs and sometimes much better throughput. The feature is on by default, but can be switched off by setting "spd gset avoid_loss 0 -save" or switching off "Packet loss avoidance" under Options, Settings, Preferences. * New parameters to set the desired ping delays in both directions: tx_delay, tx_width, rx_delay and rx_width. cFosSpeed tries to keep the ping between tx_delay and tx_delay + tx_width when sending and between rx_delay and rx_delay + rx_width when receiving. The values are in usec. Removed variable dest_width. Added delay_auto setting, true by default. If set, it will automatically set rx_delay and rx_width to sensible values. If you want your own values in rx_delay and rx_width, you just assign some value to them or switch off delay_auto. + Rx-shaping is now more precise. It limits sending streams quicker to a proper speed. + Tx-shaping has now a better average ping time, since cFosSpeed doesn't try to increase the send speed so often, much less so in low latency mode. This lowers average ping time by about 8 msec in pure upload tests here. + Added Bulgarian language. That makes a total of 29 languages supported. Even more languages are downloadable from our web site, here: http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm + Increased installation speed. + Even if "Automatic MSS (MTU) optimization" is off (default), a set msslimit and the intrinsic limit of the medium (like 1492 for PPPoE) will be used to change the MSS. Therefore, it's good to set the medium properly. Plus, it helps rx-shaping. + Classes can now have -tos <x> switch set to set TOS byte on all outgoing packets. Since TOS and DSCP both are stored in the same byte, they are incompatible to one another: you can not use both at the same time. + Added dumping of TOS values for "spd dump ...". + Added "spd vari" command to show variance sample data. It accepts parameters -clean to force cleaning of old values, -clear to clear all values and -set to force use of the calculated variance. + Added SACK statistics in "spd netstat" and "spd perf on" output.

+ Added "nsclear" command to clear the "netstat" counters. + Added filter expressions -l, -r, -l-mynet, -r-mynet, -l-bcast, -r-bcast, -l-iplist and -r-iplist. They work like the -s and -d, etc. pendants, just for local and remote addresses, i.e. invariant of the direction of traffic. + Added gset variable "max_hops" (default 8) to allow cFosSpeed to ping with higher TTLs. Allowed TTL values are 8 - 16. If you change it, you should use "spd pingboot" afterwards. Thanks to gj090879 for inspiration. + Added global variable "vari_trace". When switched off new variance data is no longer dumped to trace.txt; that is the default now. + Added information about cFosSpeed ports to "Options", "Settings", "Adapter Info" dialog. x Fixed a bug in RWIN calculation of rx-shaping. Fixed another bug in rx_limit code and other fixes in rx-shaping. x Fixed a serious bug that affected TCP volume counting of sent traffic. Thanks to Toxic for his trace. x Setting a new iplist name under preferences didn't read the IPlist into memory right away, but only on the next start. Fixed. Thanks to Laurentius Wckowski for bug report. You can list all loaded IPlists with the command "spd showiplists". x Fixed a problem where variance would not be properly calculated after pinger was changed. Thanks to Gothico for the trace. x Fixed another bug that affected volume counting when net_talk was enabled, but no other user was using cFosSpeed. x Fixed bug in medium settings for media cable, frame_count, cable_mixed, 3g. x Fixed a problem where cFosSpeed could cause too much delay in tx direction. x "spd set ..." settings made on the command line would be lost if changes were made in the HTA applets afterwards. Fixed. Thanks to Toxic for his tests. x Fixed a problem where maxtxraw might become too large. Thanks to Toxic for the trace. x Setting msslimit to 536 with medium PPPoE had no effect. Fixed. x Removed the additional up to 4 pings per second; it's again sending only 2 pings per second. x Fixed a freeze with WLAN cards. Thanks to Stefan Goerick for his dump. x Switching an adapter On/Off didn't bind/unbind it immediately. Fixed. x The TCP MSS will no longer be lowered if the medium "adaptive" is set. If you know the type of your connection, set it properly under Options, Settings, Traffic Shaping, <adapter>, Options. If you have some DSL variant cFosSpeed might reduce the TCP MSS on your connections to gain up to 3% speed if "Automatic MSS (MTU) optimization" is switched on. x Fixed some erroneous UTF-8 BOMs in settings.ini.

x Fixed a problem where data would sometimes not be written properly to data.ini. Thanks to AndyC for his case. - Thanks for the help of bandbreite, Shaori, noname, Toxic, Pinhead, Schimi and Gothico for their tests!

cFosSpeed 6.10 build 1774 -- 02-Dec-2010 + If your line is fast cFosSpeed will send up to 4 pings per second to probe for congestion. This will provide more accurate results. + Added "calibrated" value to "spd speed" output to show how well calibrated cFosSpeed already is; a value of 0 means "not at all", 100 means "fully". + cFosSpeed is now trying harder to keep starting TCP streams from congesting the downstream path. + Improvements for key registration when user has IPv6, but connectivity fails somehow. + Added gset variable "max_hops" (default 8) to allow cFosSpeed to ping with higher TTLs. Allowed TTL values are 8 - 16. If you change it, you should use "spd pingboot" afterwards. Thanks to gj090879 for inspiration. x Tamed Kaspersky hint. It is now displayed only 3 times. x Fixed a bug with key registration behind a proxy server. x TTL 1, broadcast and multicast were erroneously considered Internet traffic. Fixed. x Increased value for avg_time to improve accuracy of maximum speed measurements. - Removed TCP pinger. - Added more trace output when key activation fails.

cFosSpeed 6.04 build 1753 -- 19-Nov-2010 ! Removed cfosspeed.dll which was needed for installation under Windows 2000. + Added automatic check for new versions. cFosSpeed checks every 7 days for a new release. You can also set it to check for new beta versions, which are checks for every 2 days. If you don't like to update, you can choose to skip the new version. Then there will be displayed no balloon tips for this version any more. Otherwise, a click on the balloon brings you to our download page. + Net_talk packets are tamed and sent out only every 15 seconds if there is no other cFosSpeed found. + Speeded ICMP packet handling. Thanks to Archer for report. + Added option to context menu to send test pings for 60 seconds. This works

even if traffic shaping is disabled. + Improved pinger selection when ping reliability is low. + No pings are sent when there was no traffic for some time. This is to help disconnect-on-idle functionality. + Added "Unknown" protocol to priority dialogs as well. x If net_talk was switched off, received net_talk packets were ignored as well. Now even then, received packets are used, although no packets are sent out. If you want to disable listening to net_talk packets as well, switch off net_talk_default. x Fixed some program priorities and bugs in dialog. Again thanks to Yochanan. x Fixed bug in service startup code. x Fixed a bug where the installer would ask for your email address even if he already did so in some earlier installation after you changed the installer language. x Fixed bug in Adapter Info dialog. - License keys that included a limited 1-year update right and were sold until July 2008 for a special price no longer work now. If you want to continue to use cFosSpeed, please purchase an update. - Added hint to upgrade to Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 if a 2010 version is found under Vista or higher. - Reorganized context menu. Moved the Traffic Shaping menu options into a new Traffic Shaping menu.

cFosSpeed 6.02 build 1722 -- 22-Sep-2010 + Changed the routing detection. This should make the "redetect routes" option obsolete and help automatically find the Traffic Shaping route, even if other programs don't report their route changes correctly. Thanks to Armor Darks for the advice. x Fixes for IE 9 beta in the dialog scripts. x Some improvements for skins.

cFosSpeed 6.00 build 1700 -- 13-Sep-2010 * cFosSpeed can now communicate with other cFosSpeed drivers on your LAN to share statistical data of how much each of them sent. This increases the accuracy of traffic shaping with more than one machine. We call this feature "net_talk". Statistics are sent out as UDP packets (by default on port 889) five times a second with TTL 1 to your local subnet broadcast address, so they will never leave your LAN. cFosSpeed will show other party's traffic in the Liquid Crystal skins together with your own traffic, just less intensely coloured. The Traffic

Analysis skins show the total traffic as small bars under the numerical speed display. There is the new command "ts" or "talkstat" to see which other machines on your LAN use cFosSpeed. The variable "net_talk" can be set to 0 to disable this feature. You can change the UDP port number with the global variable "net_talk_port"; it must be the same on all machines in the LAN. * cFosSpeed now measures the variance of ping packets and uses this value when shaping. Usually the variance is quite small (e.g. with DSL 16 mbit/s it's about 4ms), but with wireless networks it can be substantially higher. This value can be accessed via variable "variance" (spd set variance). If you don't want this value to be automatically changed by cFosSpeed, set the global variable "vari_fixed" to 1 (spd gset vari_fixed 1 -save). The "variance" variable will not be automatically changed if you have selected the variable non-cooperative algorithm, since cFosSpeed will not know if changes in ping time are due to variance or traffic from other LAN users. If you use more than one machine on the LAN, be sure to use cFosSpeed on all of them with variable cooperative algorithm. The statistical data on which the variance calculation is based will decay after 15 minutes, so values that are too old will not be used. * New skins added: "TA Insight Skin", with Windows 7 look and real-time analysis. Both traffic analysis skins now have a ping variance display and a traffic shaping indicator. The ping variance display shows the variance and statistical certainty of the ping times of your connection. The traffic shaping indicator flashes whenever a packet is prioritized, i.e. when it is sent faster than it would without traffic shaping. * Technology update: cFosSpeed is now an NDIS 6 driver for Vista and Windows 7. Thereby cFosSpeed supports the improved performance of the new network architecture. * Mobile Broadband Plattform of Windows 7 is now supported. So users of UMTS, WCDMA, CDMA2000, etc. equipment with native mobile broadband drivers can now enjoy the benefits of cFosSpeed Traffic Shaping. * The "Programs" and "Protocols" dialogs under "Settings" now allow setting tx-limits per program resp. per protocol, i.e. maximum send speeds. See below for "limit classes and filters" for a more technical explanation of the feature. * New adapter info dialog to display info about the network cards in your system. There is detailed info for WLAN and WWAN. For WLAN you can try to use the channel recommendation for best throughput in "crowded" areas. But remember the frequency usage may change from minute to minute. For WWAN (Win 7 mobile broadband adapters) you get detailed information about the state of your UMTS/WCDMA/Wi-Max/etc. device. + Ingo Gnther (our graphics artist) donated again a new icon skin which nicely displays LAN traffic with the Net Talk feature. + Added "DivX" to the list of streaming agents for the layer-7 protocol detection. + HTTP GET requests are now sent to the high queue regardless of the class of their connection.

+ The skins can now load images with GDI+, thus supporting the formats PNG, TIFF, JPG and GIF. Images of dialogs are now in PNG format. The skins can now use XRGB 32bit bitmap files, in addition to the ARGB format. + Added download option for more skins in the context menu. + Two more languages added: Ukrainian & Vietnamese. That makes a total of 28 languages supported. Even more languages are downloadable from our web site, here: http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm + The count of connections displayed in skin windows now by default displays the sum of TCP + UDP connections (formerly it was only TCP connections), but can be switched to either only TCP, only UDP or both by clicking on the count. + Global variables (accessible through "spd gset") are now written to the registry as well, so cFosSpeed can use them when booting. + Added l7-detection for Teredo (and Teredo bulk) IPv6 tunnelling. Thanks to Zbig for inspiration. + Global variable checksum_ip may now be set to 2 as well, meaning that IP checksum will only be checked on incoming packets. + cFosSpeed now uses link speeds as reported by Windows as upper limits. ! gset variable default_reg_id is now called reg_id_default. ! Variables rx_dest_width and tx_dest_width have been replaced with only one variable: dest_width. x Pinging with UDP is now preferred over ICMP, if both work. UDP pinging is more reliable. This should fix Traffic Shaping not working properly with some routers. x "spd ports" now shows the correct port numbers. These port numbers can be used to send spd commands directly to a certain port, like "spd 1 cstat". Thanks to Jacques Zurbriggen for his help. x Fixed a bug in filter rules: when a protocol or program is set to non-normal priority by factory defaults and the user changed the priority to normal, it would have no effect, i.e. the factory default priority would still be used instead or the normal priority the user had set. Thanks to Peter Chamberlin for his bug report. x Fixed sending priority of pings. This should increase reliability of pingers. x cFosSpeed caused delay before sleep or hibernate. Fixed. x The program and protocols dialogs will now automatically save their settings when you switch to another dialog page by clicking on menu on the left. x Fixed slow Sleep/Hibernate problems. x Fixed missing tracing for spd.exe and missing trace output under strange conditions in speedsrv.dll. x Fixed double dumping of settings to trace at the beginning of connection.

x When uninstalling (or doing an update install), Setup will wait for the sdp.exe service to be deleted before going on. This should fix a problem where after an update install the status window is gone. Thanks to Richard B. for bug report. x Switching the language did not change the language of the dialogs. Fixed. x IPlist's were not loaded at program start, only with "spd reload -iplist". Fixed. Thanks to bazolo for bug report. x Fixed a bug that crashed some Vista & Windows 7 systems when uninstalling. Thanks to Ingo Gnther, Peter Fischer and others for dump files. x Now handle_mss is 0 by default, i.e. TCP MSS is not changed by cFosSpeed. This should fix problems with some strange web sites. x Fixed a problem where the installer would sometimes not find old installations. - UDP checksum checking is now off by default. - cFosSpeed queues now by default outgoing data for a maximum of 1 sec instead of 3 secs. This forces TCP to adjust to line conditions faster. You can change this settings by setting "spd gset max_queue_time <time> -save", where <time> is measured in milliseconds. - Executables are now flagged to support Data Execution Prevention (DEP) and Address space layout randomization (ASLR), two security features of Windows and are now flagged to support 3GB of user space memory. - The reg_id = 1 (fixed) has been removed. Only 2 (cooperative) and 3 (not cooperative) remain.

cFosSpeed 5.12 build 1652 -- 31-May-2010 + Added better detection of proxy settings to setup, so product activation should now succeed more often. + Four more languages added: Greek, Thai, Macedonian, Romanian. That makes a total of 26 languages supported. Even more languages are downloadable from our web site, here: http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm + Added gset variable dump_wshark to create dump files in Wireshark compatible format. x Fixed a hang problem in cfosspeed.exe. Thanks to Marco Padovan and others for dumps and tests. x Changes in installer that hopefully prevent some strange installation failure. x Fixed and updated multi-language files. - .hta files have been renamed to .cfhta to prevent them from being started interactively.

- Thanks again to Pavel Chernykh for his help with russian translations.

cFosSpeed 5.10 build 1619 -- 17-Mar-2010 ! Removed 'Ask' for dial-up connections. Traffic Shaping is now enabled by default for all dial-up connections. If you don't want Traffic Shaping for a particular dial-up connection, set it to 'no' in the Traffic Shaping dialog. * Added new concept of "limit classes and filters". They are used before the "regular classed and filters" are used. Thus, the firewall filters have been moved to the limit filters. The main difference between limit and regular classes is that -speed parameter for limit classes sets a maximum send speed for packets in this class. With this you can rate-limit your applications or protocols when sending. There is no user interface save the command line yet. To illustrate, here is an example: Limit app.exe to 20000 bytes/sec: spd limit class slow -speed 20000 spd limit filter -A -prog app.exe -c slow Class and filter settings are automatically saved when changed and loaded when cFosSpeed loads. You can use the full range of filter expressions to specify which traffic should be rate-limited. See http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/reference/filter.htm for the documentation of filter expressions. Use "spd limit help" to get a list of subcommands. + Added Layer-7 detection for RTMP. Thanks to Vadim for providing the use-case. + When the browser or a plug-in like flash controls a multimedia stream downloads/uploads, layer-7 analysis now classifies this as a seperate protocol, called BSTREAM_C/BSTREAM_S. It is prioritized high by default. Unfortunately, all downloads/uploads of video and audio files are also classified as BSTREAM_C/BSTREAM_S, because they look the exactly the same, so the layer-7 analysis cannot distinguish between viewing or downloading a stream. If you download more videos instead of watching their streams, you can set the priority to low. + Added "spd openby" function: show you which processes have opened the cFosSpeed device. + Minor installation improvement: If the driver is already flagged for deletion, the installer will fail and prompt you to reboot. + Minor installation improvement: If driver installation fails, the installer will try to rebuild the inf cache after cleaning old .inf/.pnf files and trying again. + Before uninstallation, cFosSpeed setup will now close open dialog windows. + Added NSPlayer to the list of streaming clients, so layer-7 detection

finds streams even if not marked with the appropriate content-type HTTP attribute. + We now choose to send pings to a fast responding hop, even if it is further away from us than a slower one. Thanks to PULARITHA1 for inspiration. + Now you can switch the type of pinger with "spd pinger <prot>", where prot is "tcp", "udp" or "icmp" to the same ttl and usermode/kernelmode, but different protocol. + Class names can now contain any character except SPACE and TAB and even these characters if you enclose the name in double quotes. + Added 2nd monitor support for the status window. + Program name lookup for connections has been sped up. + "spd class xxx -D" command can now delete a class even if there are still filters pointing to it; the filters are then deleted as well as the class. + Added -pid filter expression that matches the process ID of Windows processes. Please note that a process ID is only valid until the process terminates. Yet, it might get re-used by a different process some time later. + Added -pid option for "spd connections" to show the Windows process ID for each connection. + Transparent areas in Gadget PNGs are now cut off, so the skin windows fit more easily into the Gadget area. + Added "Traffic Analysis Icon Skin"! Thanks to our designer Ingo Gnther. :) + Added support for buttons in taskbar icon skins for Windows 7. + Added gset variable auto_burst. Setting "spd gset auto_burst 0 -save" will switch off cFosSpeed's automatic burst to find the line speed when going online. + The Traffic Analysis Skin windows now has a little line bar diagram below the slot name (on the left pane) to indicate traffic for each slot individually. + Two more languages added: Czech and Serbian (in both Latin and Cyrillic). That makes a total of 21 languages supported. Even more languages are downloadable from our web site, here: http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm + Skin window position is now stored for each skin. This only applies if you disable "auto-arrange". x For whatever reason, packets of streams with l7-protocols set normal priority did not "fall through" as is documented, but were set to default priority right away. This has been fixed. Thanks to eXtreme for leading my attention there. x Fixed the way cfosspeed.exe was unloaded. This could have caused problems with the dialogs and system sleep / hibernate. x Fixed UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP (7f) EXCEPTION_DOUBLE_FAULT

bluescreens which could sometimes happen if many device drivers used a lot of stack space. Thanks to Tony Hsieh for his kernel dump. x Fixed high DPC latency problems, which were reported by Infium98. This could help when you notice occasional stutter of sound output. x Switches -dscp, -weight, -vlan-id, -vlan-prio can now be used for default class as well. Thanks to vadim for bug report. x Fixed non-working pinger in certain setups where application layer gateways or NAT solutions are used that don't honour the TTL properly. Thanks to CDH for his bug report. x "spd filter -I" with a position that is was too high caused a crash. Fixed. x Fixed "spd class xxx -speed 0". x When bursting to find the line speed, cFosSpeed sometimes would send so much data that it virtually froze the machine. Fixed. x Fixed bug in meta pinger that could have caused a crash. x Fixed range checking for "msslimit" set variable. x Driver all too often did not load saved settings and instead used burst to determine line speed. Fixed. x Fixed process name resolution for Windows 7 x64. x Program names in connection overview are now unicode as well. x spd command line now works with unicode as well. x Fixed a bug where cFosSpeed wouldn't remember the status window position (only applicable if auto-arrange is turned off). x cFosSpeed will not boot the pinger when shaping is switched off. x Daemon now handles WM_ENDSESSION correctly. Thanks to Sven Grtner. x Changed HTA icon. - Strict RTP checking is default again. Too often regular UDP packets were erroneously detected as RTP. With strict checking RTP packets must contain a source ID, previously introduced by a corresponding RTCP packet. But some software does not use RTCP connections, like IxChariot or VoIPBuster. - cFosSpeed will delete now its OEM*.inf and .pnf files after deinstallation. - Support for 360safety in installer. - Removed warn box for RAS connections in cfosspeed.dll. - The default maximum trace.txt file size has been increased to 1 mb. - The skins formerly named "cFosSpeed..." are now named "Aquarium..." :) - Moved installation and service functions to speedsrv.dll. - Added additional trace output for route detection.

cFosSpeed 5.00 build 1560 -- 30-Oct-2009 x Fixed wrong colours for graphs in Traffic Analysis skin. x Fixed missing ML keys.

cFosSpeed 5.00 build 1559 -- 27-Oct-2009 ! New skin: cFosSpeed now comes with a "Traffic Analysis" skin, which allows fine grained real-time traffic analysis. The skin comes in two sizes: small to get a quick overview and large for detailed analysis. Each skin draws up to 10 graphs. To enable/disable a graph line click on the 'legend' button on the left border to open the left pane. Then click on the text for each colour to enable/disable the respective graph. Each graph displays the value of a certain traffic "slot", where the volume of traffic of certain programs and protocols is counted. You can setup which traffic goes to which slot (and is thereby drawn by which graph) in the slot setup dialog. In this Beta version the slot dialog is sometimes hard to use, but we are improving the slot setup dialog in upcoming versions. ! Rewrote ping engine. "Hybrid ping" is dead, long live "meta ping"! :) The new pinger engine can make test pings to measure connection latency with ICMP (like ping), but as well with UDP and TCP; furthermore, packets can be sent from both kernelmode and usermode. All pingers operate in parallel and cFosSpeed automatically selects the best one. The reliability of the measurements is checked all the time and cFosSpeed will switch to a different pinger if one starts to fail. Hopefully, this will further reduce the problems users have with misbehaving firewalls, routers and ISPs. Be sure to allow packets from spd.exe to pass through your firewall if you're asked. Commands of pinger pingstat pingclear pingboot sethops the new ping engine: set the protocol and TTL for outgoing test pings print ping statistics (-clear clears stats after printing) clears ping statistics cycle thru all pingers to find best protocol and TTL set the TTL for outgoing test pings

! New and improved configuration dialogs that should be easier to use and navigate. The Usage Graph dialog now also shows the total sums of the displayed line diagrams. ! Moved 'hide_on_fullscreen' key from global configuration, i.e. into the file. Also, due to popular demand, window settings menu of the context the window settings configuration to the [param] section of the cfosspeed.ini you can now toggle this setting in the menu.

+ New slot commands: you can set up the slots from the spd command line as well. To do so, you can use the following commands. All commands begin with "spd slot ":

<n> <n> <n> <n>

get/set name <name> get/set/add protocols <colon-separated list of protocol names> get/set/add programs <colon-separated list of program names> get/set mode get/set the traffic counting mode. available modes are: tx, rx, max, total_tx, total_rx, total_max 'max' modes display rx or tx, whichever is faster in percent 'total' modes display all traffic, ignoring protocol/program settings unused protocols display protocols that have not been assigned to a slot unused programs display program names that have not been assigned to a slot save save all slot settings to user.ini reload load all slot settings from user.ini + Added new skin functionality: you can now draw lines and set text with arbitrary fonts in your system. + Improved burst code to find the line speed after install. This will happen automatically only three times after connect now. Added detection of a second traffic shaper to burst. + New language: Nederlands! That makes a total of 19 languages supported. Even more languages are downloadable from our web site, here: http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm + Added tracking of UDP pseudo-connections counts. + Improved bulk detection: non bulk streams (i.e. interactive) connections must now not exceed a certain speed. + Added spd con -lss and -ss option to display the largest ever used segment size and all segment size values. + When started in compatibility mode, cFosSpeed will still know the real operating system version. + The skins now support system fonts for text display. Thus skin designers don't need to define their own bitmap fonts any more. Also the HISTORY method supports line drawing. See http://www.cfos.de/en/skin/skin-reference.h tm for details. + Added a quicker way for the minimum RTT to adapt to higher ping times. + Two more regulation parameters of variable shaper are now available and can be changed on the command-line: tx_dest_width and rx_dest_width. They are both counted in usec. You can change them e.g. by "spd set tx_dest_width 20000". Changes are saved on a per-port basis automatically. + Added gset variable dump_ascii to switch off ASCII printing of data in data dump mode. + Added -stat parameter to "spd tcb" command. This will print detailed traffic statistics for each TCP connection. + You can now configure to check if outgoing TCP segments are resends of segments that are still in the send queue. By default this check is no longer performed, since it may consume too much time for a meagre gain of some 0.1% tx bandwidth in tests here. If you want to squeeze the last bit of speed out of your connection, switch it on with "spd gset resent_in_queue 1 -save".

+ Speeded handling of out-of-sequence TCP segments. This could lessen overall CPU load by some percent and lower the memory consumption. + "spd cons -speed" now lists a new column: flags. Listed flags are: MSS, WSCALE, SACK, TSOPT and ECN. An upper case letter indicates that the option is in use for that TCP connection, a lowercase letter indicates the initiator of the connection tried to negotiate the option to no avail and a '-' means the option is off. See "spd cons -?" for more help. + IP blocklists are now also accepted in Protowall/Peerguardian format. The old format (which is still supported) was by Emule. x Fixed a long-standing skin bug, which caused cfosspeed.exe to sometimes crash while switching skins. Thanks to Ingo Gnther. x Fixed tsclear command. It had erroneously cleared rx_limit, tx_limit and inhibit_bridged. x RTP detection would try to identify packets as RTP even if UDP pseudoconnection had the l7-protocol already saved. This could lead to BitTorrent UDP connections being flagged as RTP. Fixed. Thanks to TheXtremeKing for data dumps. x Added workaround to avoid spurious crashes in fslx.sys (Symantec Antivirus) when booting. x If running as Admin a change of language would not update the .hta files. Fixed. x Better bulk detection for small MSS. Thanks to Sz. J. x Fixed Window 7 bug in game mode, thanks to Mario Schieke. x Fixed TCP counter "ACKs for unsent data". x Fixed a rare crash when dump mode was on. x Fixed a bluescreen under Vista when hibernating. Thanks to Ralf Knuth. x Fixed problems with game mode: under some circumstances the window would not open after it closed automatically. It should now open/close the window automatically on fullscreen - only if not opened/closed manually. And sometimes game mode changed focus. Fixed. x Fixed bug in usage graph display. - Removed NDIS status output that only filled up the trace file. - Added some decoding for Win7 in trace file. - The dialog\calibration*.htm files are now used from our server directly instead of from the distribution.

cFosSpeed 4.52 build 1509 -- 03-Jun-2009 * Finally added auto-hide on fullscreen to the skin window. Thanks to Richard B. (dj deipotent), who provided the code for this feature. cFosSpeed automatically closes the skin windows, if an application

(e.g. a game) switches to fullscreen mode. It opens the window after fullscreen mode is exited if the last time it was opened was automatically. To disable this feature, set the key "hide_on_fullscreen" in the section for the respective skin window/network card in cfosspeed.ini to 0. * cFosSpeed can now block huge lists of IP-addresses the same way IP-Blockers like Protowall and Peerguardian support them. All traffic to or from one of the listed addresses is blocked. We call those lists "iplists". It works like this: cFosSpeed supports these iplists through two filter expressions: -s-iplist and -d-iplist. They are already set by default in settings.ini. The filters -s-iplist and -d-iplist accept as a second parameter an iplist name. The default name used in settings.ini is "ipfilter". In the [iplist] section in settings.ini or user.ini you must specify the iplist names with the corresponding IP block list files that contain the IP-ranges to be blocked. These block lists are not supplied with cFosSpeed. An example excerpt from settings.ini: filter=-tx -d-iplist ipfilter -c drop filter=-rx -s-iplist ipfilter -c drop [iplist] ipfilter=c:\text\ipfilter.dat ipfilter=c:\text\my.dat This will read both files and make them available as iplist named 'ipfilter'. This iplist is used by default to filter packets to the drop queue, i.e. to discard them. Use "spd reload -iplist" to reload the iplists from the source files. See http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/reference/ip-list.htm for more. Thanks to esz for the idea. + Nicer budget graphics; the usage graph can now also display the total transmitted/received number of bytes. This is now the default. + Added support for VLAN tags. You can filter on VLAN packets with -is-vlan, -vlan-prio and -vlan-id filters. And you can specify VLAN priority and ID to be set for each traffic class. + Added new global setting "bulk_detect", which is 1 by default. Switch it off to prevent cFosSpeed from guessing if certain l7-protocols (like IRC, Telnet, file sharing) are in bulk mode, i.e. transferring large amounts of data. + Added -tcp-lport, -udp-lport and -lport to match local ports and -tcp-rport, -udp-rport and -rport to match remote ports. + Added help texts for global variables dump_sessions and passthru. Use e.g. "spd gset passthru /?" to get help. + Added new filter option "-force-set-class". By setting this option in a filter expression you can force cfosspeed to set the class of this filter as the main class of the TCP/UDP connection this packet belongs to. See http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/reference/filter.htm section "RX-priorisation" for more details. Thanks to GB W for inspiration. + Added additional way of allocation to relieve non-paged pool.

x Favour ping time mode is no longer switched off with each installation. Thanks to prophecy. x Fixed "spd medium" command. x Fixed a crash when machine wakes up from hibernation. Thanks to Eric Fraser for dumps. x If the cfosspeed.ini file was saved as non-unicode, it was not changed to unicode later. This could cause a problem when unicode filenames were tried to save. Fixed. x If the measured delay is too high the fixed shaping algorithm now lowers txspeed more, even if we attained a higher speed some time before. This should guard better against measurement or calculation errors. x Tried to fix a psched.sys crash. Thanks to Kai for dump file. x The variable shaper sent pings all the time, even if there was no traffic otherwise. This has been fixed. Thanks to Octavian for the report. x Expanded and fixed "spd tvstat" counters. x Added more debug output when driver could not be loaded. x RTP statistics were not printed when there were no RTCP sessions. Fixed. x RTP detection bug fix. x UDP checksum errors were counted but not printed. Fixed. x UDP packets without checksum are now properly handled. x Relaxed CPU load needed for program name queries on routed UDP traffic. Thanks to GB W for help. x Overview of active connections should have less "Unknown" program names now. x Fixed potentially serious bug in interlocked handling. - When installing, but instead uses instead, you can Shaping Mode and you click on the cFosSpeed no longer asks for the default shaping algorithm, the variable shaper. If you want to use the fixed shaper change this setting under Settings, Preferences, Traffic for each connection individually under Connections when toolkit icon.

- Added more debugging output to help finding "Driver not loaded" problems. - The variable strict_rtp_check is now 0 by default. If you experience many unexpected RTP packets in l7-protocol detection, you may want to switch it back on. - The global parameter dump_arp is now 0 by default.

cFosSpeed 4.50 build 1456 -- 10-Feb-2009 + Added new skin: "LC History"; it's like our well-known Liquid Crystal skin,

but with a history that scrolls to the left. + Added Layer-7 detection for large HTTP downloads (client & server). HTTP transfers which take more than 1 sec. at full speed are now classified as HTTP_C_BULK / HTTP_S_BULK and have low priority as default. You can change the priority in the Layer-7 Protocol prioritization dialog. + Speeded memory allocation. + Improved detection of packets that NDIS sends erroneously to cFosSpeed. x Added better handling of multiple but different SYN segments and improved recovery after ACK for unsent data. Thanks to khashayar zayyani for help. x Fixed a crash with Cisco Systems VPN Client. Thanks to Hardi Trenkel for crash dump file. x Adapters were sometimes unbound too fast, which caused Windows problems. Fixed. x It seems some networks trash the Ping IP packet when they return it to the sender and cFosSpeed couldn't find the replies in its lists. Thus, we relaxed the check a bit. Thanks to Deepak for bug report. x Tried to fix problem with socket error sending pings that caused ping balloons. Thanks to yen linh for report. x Fixed a bug where cFosSpeed would not properly reset the 'bridged' setting when the router resets while cFosSpeed is running. Thanks to 4wd for bug report and testing. x Sometimes HTTP, SSL and SSH non-BULK l7-protocols would stay on default priority even if the l7-protocol priority was set to high. Fixed. Thanks to mumia for bug report. x Fixed a crash under Vista that would close spd.exe. Thanks to SyntaX. x Fixed some Windows object security problems. x L7 protocols SSL_C, SSL_S and SSH sometimes switched between _BULK and regular versions periodically. This has been amended. - Removed obsolete NDIS handler. - Removed speed.gadget from distribution. It can now be downloaded from our website.

cFosSpeed 4.24 build 1420 -- 03-Jul-2008 x The saved "spd dump -save" setting was never read. Fixed.

cFosSpeed 4.22 build 1406 -- 25-Jun-2008 + Filter expressions -s and -d now accept lists of addresses. Thanks to reMiND for the idea.

+ Added a switch to log all TCP connections with their addresses, ports, statistics, etc. to a disk file. This may be good if you want to see what happened when you didn't watch the status window. The data of the sessions is not saved, only statistics. To activate set "spd gset log_sessions 1". Add a "-save" if you want to keep it activated after a restart. The disk file is called session_log.txt; you can set it max size with gset variable max_session_log_size, default is 1mb. + Added spd command "tcb" to show interactively some of the info that is written to session_log.txt. x Fixed psched.sys crash. Thanks to Reinhold Gose for dump file. x IP reassembly code was broken. Fixed. x Fixed a cfosspeed.exe crash. Thanks to Steffen Rose for report. x Low latency mode lowered the TCP MSS even in cases where the increased amount of TCP ACKs would totally saturate the upstream. We now only lower the MSS if the RX and TX rates are reasonably symmetrical. Thanks to Oliver Rauh for bug report. x To fix the case where line geometry is such that you have lots of download and not much upload (like 1024/32) we now limit the amount of data that is sent out prioritised in classes high and higher to 40% of TX-bandwidth each. If that limit is exceeded, packets are sent out like any other packet is with default priority.

cFosSpeed 4.20 build 1389 -- 12-Feb-2008 + Added support for Vista Sidebar Gadgets. See speed.gadget in the cFosSpeed installation directory (double-click to install after first re-boot). This sample gadget demonstrates how to create your own sidebar gadgets. Feel free to contact us. We might be interested in publishing your gadget on our website. + New language: Arabic! That makes a total of 18 languages supported. Even more languages are downloadable from our web site, here: http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm + trace.txt is now in UTF-8 coding, but without a byte-order marker at the beginning. Use e.g. notepad for viewing. + The gset parameter passthru can now be set to 2. This will still bypass all shaping and packet modification logic, but not as radical as passthru = 1. Debugging purpose only. + Added func_trace = 2. This will dump NDIS_PACKETS with all fields into trace.txt. Debugging purpose only. + Network adapters are no longer unbound if set to "Auto". Only setting them to "No" will force the unbind. Thanks to Andrey Chernov for his help. + Added a way to change and save rtt_tab's. Thanks to Darko Grskovic for inspiration.

+ If class installer is locked, adding a route is retried every 3 seconds. x Fixed a long-standing bug (maybe as old as v2.13): packets were sometimes sent to the wrong network adapter. This could have happened whenever you had more than one active adapter. This could fix problems with Hamachi, VPN software, multiple network cards or bridging. Please test and report! x Fixed a rare crash while loading. Maybe this crash only appeared with certain VPN software. Thanks to Christopher Moffett for the dump file. x Testing whether not activating the device will fix freezes after installation under Vista. x Cleaned up NDIS packet handling. x Buttons in the icon skins where not working under Windows Vista. Fixed. x Now setting 'inhibit_bridged' will immediately change 'bridged' variable. Thanks to Velouria for the bug report. x Some internal rewrite to fix a spurious bluescreen.

cFosSpeed 4.06 build 1353 -- 29-Oct-2007 + Variable shaper will regain full speed quicker after it slowed down when congestion was detected. + Certain WLAN line status codes are no longer logged to trace file. This should help in keeping the trace file small and readable. + Some network adapters don't notify cFosSpeed about route changes. You can now notify it manually by the new context menu option "re-detect routes". x Historical maximum speeds no longer fall for the moment. It caused too many problems. x cFosSpeed window would stay open on a WAN connection even if you set it not to shape the connection. Fixed.

cFosSpeed 4.04 build 1336 -- 06-Sep-2007 + You can now even set a more limited subnet mask override (see subnet_override). Thanks to Zyw for inspiration. + Added "spd cperf" command to switch on or off class traffic dumping. By setting "spd cperf on" cFosSpeed will dump about once per second how many bytes were sent in what priority class. This can help in testing filter rules or finding performance problems. + When cFosSpeed's variable shaper is sending slow because of tx congestion and that congestion goes away, cFosSpeed will now return to its old tx speed quicker. + Historical maximum speeds can now fall as well, if your line gets slower

(because its bandwidth isn't fixed or because your speed was switched down). Only supported by variable shaper. - The "no pings" balloon will now appear later, i.e. the number of pings that must be missing for this balloon to appear is higher now. - FTPDATA protocol can now be set to high or higher priority, regardless of its packet sizes. - Removed tracing of minimal RTT ping packets.

cFosSpeed 4.02 build 1312 -- 10-Aug-2007 ! Added rx-priorisation. It works as follows: Each class (high, default, low, lowest) has a weight assigned. Furthermore, all TCP streams are mapped to a certain class (this only applies for bulk data; e.g. ACKs are always sent out in the higher class), according to filter rules. The class weight is used when TCP windows for rx-shaping are computed. A TCP stream with weight 100 gets a window that is about 4 times bigger than a stream with weight 25. This should *usually* translate into more speed on that stream, but not necessarily (e.g. the sending server might not be fast enough). The pre-set weights are: class class class class high default low lowest -weight -weight -weight -weight 400 100 25 6

I.e. regular browser downloads (class default) should get about 16 times the speed than Torrents (class lowest). The weighting needs some time (some seconds) to be through, so a newly created higher-than-average TCP stream needs these seconds to come to full speed. + Now UDP checksums are checked as well. + New language: Russian. That makes a total of 17 languages supported. + Added "spd timerstyle" command to query (just "spd timerstyle"), set "spd timerstyle <x>" or list supported values ("spd timerstyle -?"). Changes to timerstyle are only active after a restart of cFosSpeed. + Added layer-7 protocols SSL_S_BULK, SSL_C_BULK and SSH_BULK. Switching of sessions between bulk and regular mode is done automatically based on speed and packet sizes. Thanks to ghorvath for inspiration. + Added gset variable fwlog. Setting it to 0 ("spd gset fwlog 0 -save") will disable fwlog.txt logging of firewalled packets. Thanks to danny for inspiration. + Straightened evaluation of which filter rules determine the class of a connection. Now rules like -tcp-dport, etc. work as well. The third column of a "spd filter" output is 'c' for rules that set the class.

+ "spd reset_budget" without specifying a budget number now resets the current budget. x Fixed warning that is displayed if too many connections cause rx-shaping to be inefficient. It was displayed regardless of the number of connections. x Fixed a problem where downloads would be slowed too much. Thanks to FR. x FTPS (FTP with SSL, FTP with TLS) command sessions are now identified as FTPCMD in layer-7 detection. Thanks to ghorvath. x Switching the medium no longer changes the shaping algorithm. This was unintuitive. If you want a different shaping algo (variable/fixed) you now have to switch it manually. - Streamlined some code in search of obnoxious "slow LAN copy" bug. Thanks to Steve Coolen for his help. - Module "ackfilter" is now disabled by default. Set "ackfilter=1" in section [param] in cfosspeed.ini to enable it again. This does only switch off the filtering of presumably superfluous TCP ACKs, not the regular priorisation of TCP ACKs. - cFosSpeed service is no longer flagged interactive. Please inform us if something doesn't work as expected.

cFosSpeed 4.00 build 1283 -- 19-Jun-2007 ! Major New Feature: Multi-User Version finally available! Now you can use cFosSpeed on several PCs connected to one router. Also a new Traffic Shaping algorithm is available for users with variable bandwidth. The installer lets you specify the type of broadband connection you have: - fixed bandwidth: Your connection has fixed bandwidth and you either use it exclusively or all Internet traffic is routed through your PC. - variable bandwidth with cooperation: Either your connection has variable bandwidth and/or you use it with several PCs simultaneously (with cFosSpeed installed on each PC). - variable bandwidth without cooperation: Same as above, however at least one computer has no cFosSpeed Traffic Shaping. Settings: "fixed bandwidth" allows lowest ping times, followed by variable bandwidth with cooperation. However, if you have no influence on the computers connected to the broadband connection, use variable bandwidth without cooperation. For best performance, calibrate each computer independently, i.e. while no other computer uses the available bandwidth. * Now you can set MAXimum rx-speed and tx-speed! You can set it under Options / Settings / Preferences. Or, just use "spd set rx_limit <value>" resp. "spd set tx_limit <value>". The value is in bytes as cFosSpeed calculates them. This might be up to some

percent more than what your software shows you. It's best to look at maxrx resp. maxtxraw ("spd set maxrx" resp. "spd set maxtxraw") and then set the limit accordingly. The value is automatically saved. To set no limit, set it to "inf" (like "spd set rx_limit inf"). The tx_limit is quite accurate, but the rx_limit is only met statistically, i.e. it's possible you receive more than the limit, but shortly afterwards you'll receive less. It is a good idea to give your client one full blast upload and download before setting one of those limits. Otherwise, it will have problems calculating, because it doesn't know the "true" line speeds. * Now you can display the class most packets of TCP connections and UDP pseudoconnections are classified to (higher, high, default, low or lowest). Use "spd cons -class" or -show:c, -addshow:c or -sort:c options. See other "cons" or "-sort:" entries here in whatsnew.txt for more details. The "current connections" dialog show the class as well. * cFosSpeed now has support to send ping messages from both usermode and kernelmode, named "hybrid ping". This should hopefully help with some firewalls that are difficult to configure or have problems with spd.exe sending ICMP messages. cFosSpeed will switch between usermode and kernelmode ping at the beginning of a connection to ensure pings are coming through. + Added additional column with MSS to "spd cons". It is included in "spd -speed", can be added with "-mss" option and has the column key 'm' for -show, -addshow resp. -sort parameters. + Added additional columns for average tcp segment size (ass) to "spd cons". They are included in "spd -speed", can be added with "-ass" option and have the column keys 'a' for tx ass and 'A' for rx ass for -show, -addshow resp. -sort parameters. + Added a proper "spd cons -?" help screen. + New filter rules -tcp-seq and -tcp-cnt to match on bytes of sequence space transmitted or number of packets in this connection, respectively. Thanks to pogowurst for inspiration. + Added a warning that is displayed if too many active connections cause rx-shaping to be inefficient. This can be disabled with "spd gset balloon_many_cons 0 -save". + Recoded RX-shaping. cFosSpeed should now work much better with very many connections, like with BitTorrent. + Added more debug output when cfosspeed.sys can not be loaded. + New language: Brazilian Portuguese. That makes a total of 16 languages supported. + Added manual configuration option to change the subnet mask (only applies if you use a router). This is needed if you have more than one router and use them cascaded. cFosSpeed already knows the network interface that is used to send data to the Internet and it got the subnet mask OF YOUR SUBNET. But if you use

multiple routers it doesn't know about the subnet mask of the next-hop subnet. But all traffic OUTSIDE of your subnet is considered Internet traffic. So you can specify a BROADER subnet mask (i.e. with less 1's) manually. To do that add the MAC address of the router to section [subnet_override] in cfosspeed.ini, followed by an equal sign and the desired new subnet mask, like this: [subnet_override] 11:22:33:44:55:66= If you don't know the MAC address of your router, use "spd ports". It's the router_mac value. Thanks to TSE for inspiration. x Changing l7-protocol priority to "Normal" didn't work. Fixed. x Fixed two possible causes for non-MSS aligned RWINs. x Fixed a problem under Vista where budget and skin settings would not be written to disk after modification. x Usage graph didn't work with user rights under Vista. Fixed. x Fixes in rx-shaping for slow speeds (like ISDN). x Fixed a rare problem with license keys when re-installing cFosSpeed.

cFosSpeed 3.22 build 1254 -- 13-Mar-2007 + Added gset variable save_in_session. If set to 0, it will prevent cFosSpeed from saving data.ini, budget and traffic stats every 10 minutes. However, trace.txt is still saved if output is printed to it. Thanks to Paszczak for the feature request. + We now activate the device after installation. This could fix some problems with non-loading drivers. + When lowering msslimit this is now enforced on existing connections as well. Before that, it only worked on new connections. x Fixed logging of driver load problems for Vista. x I hope I finally fixed that darned crash at deinstallation. Thanks to spookypsi and all other for dumps, patience and testing.

cFosSpeed 3.20 build 1234 -- 28-Feb-2007 - The cFosSpeed Multi-User Version will be available as beta within the next weeks. Sorry for the delay, but we had to fix the Vista issues first. * All cFosSpeed executables, drivers and archives are now digitally signed. This is a requirement for Windows Vista x64, but comes in handy for all other operating systems. If you download a version without a digital signature of "cFos Software GmbH" it has been tampered with and is not from us. In that case, download an original version from

http://www.cfos.de/download + Added proper trustinfo to manifest so Windows Vista now asks correctly at the start of the installer for user rights elevation. + New languages Danish and Swedish. Many thanks to eZtaR and Mattias Bostrm for their translations. That makes a total of 14 languages supported. Even more languages are downloadable from our web site, here: http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm + Added media frame_count and cable_mixed. They can be chosen now from netconfig.hta as well. + When no routes to the Internet are found, no ports are unbound. This keeps cFosSpeed from unbinding and binding again shortly afterwards when the router becomes available. + "spd perf" output is now scaled with K or M postfixes if values become too high. + Added -dscp filter condition. You can give a range of DSCP values as "-dscp x:y" or a single values like "-dscp x". See RFC 2474 for details on DSCP and http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/reference/filter.htm for details on filter expressions. Thanks to Knarf for inspiration. + Added a parameter in the [param] section of cfosspeed.ini: keep_bindings=1 disables unbind operations for seemingly unused network adapters. Use it if you experience connection losses with VPN. + Added parameters to "spd cons": -time to also show the duration of connections and -addshow:... to also show some columns; columns are selected like with -show. + Added methods frame_count and cable_mixed. + Until now -l7-prot rule didn't accept the protocol "unknown", this has been fixed. Now you can write "filter=-tx -l7-prot unknown -c lowest" to match all packets with no recognised l7-protocol. + cFosSpeed now keeps RTTs of each TCP connection. We have to see how useful that turns out to be. View them with "spd cons -rtt". The column key for rtts is 'i'. + More switches for spd cons: -win, -all, -speed to add window limit, all variables resp. all speed critical variables to display. x Numerous fixes for Windows Vista: automatic calling of setup.exe when password was wrong; problems with hibernation; installation quirks; key registration problem; missing program names for connections; proper reporting if network installer is locked; proper detection if you're Admin. Thanks to Paul Pagel and all others. x Fixed a crash at deinstallation/update-installation. Thanks to TSE. x Fixed a bug where layer-7 detection sometimes confused http streaming server with client. x Fixed a problem where status windows would stay open. x Sometimes cFosSpeed forgot routing information after hibernation. Fixed.

x Sometimes cFosSpeed didn't detect route changes right after reboot. Fixed. Thanks to Thorsten Taube. x Re-registering with a key.cfosspeed didn't work if the already installed key-file was read-only. Fixed. Thanks to ptr727 for the report. x Sometimes not all settings were loaded from DATA.INI when a port was opened. Fixed. x cFosSpeed didn't find a route when the driver wasn't loaded beforehand. Fixed. x Upload speed was sometimes too low when low-latency mode was activated. Fixed. x Fixed a problem where cfosspeed.exe would cause 100% CPU usage right after install in some cases. Thanks to Schimi1983 for help. x Fixed a problem with Usage Graph and IE 7. x Fixes for poorly performing rx-shaping: download throughput would be limited too much. This should be better now. - Now cFosSpeed will no longer check or change the TcpWindowSize or RWIN parameter under Vista, since it's no longer supported thanks to Vista TCP/IP auto-tuning. - Added trace output for problems with power handling. - More changes to rx-shaping to allow smaller ping times when downloading. - Again a hint to heavy downloaders: limit the number of your download connections. This ensures more stable download rates and in the end faster downloads. 20-40 seems to be a good value. - TCP window size is now adjusted to allow 25 Mbit/s downloads.

cFosSpeed 3.12 build 1184 -- 09-Nov-2006 + Added -dscp option to class command to set a DSCP value to all outgoing packets of a class. See RFC 2474 for details on DSCP. + Added some wait time for driver to load after install. + Added support for Vista interface type 71. Thanks to Paul Pagel. + Added context menu entry to switch latency setting x Fixed a problem with usage graph under Vista. x Tried to work around locked conditions with Vista class installer. x Fixed some trace output when driver didn't start. x Removed erroneous properties dialog in Windows' Local Area Connection. x Some files were not correctly deleted on uninstall. Fixed.

x Fixed a bug in the scaling of usage graph when used with "sum" display. Thanks to TSE. x Prevented cFosSpeed from unbinding itself from CISCO VPN adapters. Hopefully this fixes connection problems there. x When a WAN connection was not set to "yes" in "connections", you could not enable Traffic Shaping in context menu. x When IP addresses where added/deleted/changed to/from the network card the cFosSpeed port and window closed. Fixed. x Deleted IP addresses were sometimes not transferred correctly to the driver. This could lead to cFosSpeed ignoring all data packets. Fixed. x HTA fixes. x Tried to fix a cfosspeed.exe crash where the context menu would refer to no longer existing windows. x Usage Graph now works for non-admins. - After install, cFosSpeed installer will check if driver is running. If not, it adds a diagnostic message to the trace file, but installation continues. This should make installation problems better visible. - Context menu entries "Clear calibration data" and "Send calibration pulse" are now reduced to one entry. - Status windows show speeds now based on transmitted IP packet volume. Thanks to Vigil for inspiration.

cFosSpeed 3.10 build 1153 -- 07-Aug-2006 * New online time and volume budgets. You can assign your connections to one of 10 budgets in order to count your online time resp. used volume. You can set the day of month when your budget resets. There is a usage indicator for the current budget in the skin status window. Also with "hard limits" you can force cFosSpeed to throw away all data if the budget limit is exceeded. The "spd budget" command shows exact budget status. * cFosSpeed can now track the used volume for budgets, protocols and programs and record it into log files. There is a new dialog to display the usage graphically. The global setting traffic_stat (default 1) can be set to 0 to disable all budget and traffic statistic tracking. + Added inhibit_bridged set variable. Set it if you have a public IP address, but are connected with a router and not with a bridge. + Added better debug trace possibilities if driver doesn't load. + cFosSpeed default skin now has a nice explanatory "panel" that pops up when you hover over one of the active areas.

+ Recoded RX (downstream) traffic shaping. This should help especially BitTorrent users with improved download speed and better ping times. To further increase your download speed, limit the number of receiving connections. 400 seems to be normal with Azureus, but 50 result in better download speed. This fix could as well help users that had the effect of dropping TX rates over time. + RX (downstream) traffic shaping can now be switched on or off by setting "spd gset rx_shape 1" resp. "0". In the same way traffic shaping can now be totally switched on or off by setting "spd gset shape 1" resp. "0". + "spd cons" output can now be sorted and only specific columns can be printed. Use -sort:<sortkey> to sort and -show:<columns...> to specify the columns to be printed. Column keys are case significant. -noudp and -notcp will not print UDP resp. tcp connections. Column p l o g 7 r t R T d keys are: Protocol (TCP or UDP) (only display, no sort) Local IP:port number Remote IP:port number Program name L7-protocol RX volume TX volume Current RX speed Current TX speed Duration of connection To reverse the sorting order

Example: "spd cons -sort:-d -show:lod -noudp" shows all TCP connections and displays local and remote IP:ports and their connection time, oldest first. + When left- of right-clicking the taskbar icon, all cFosSpeed windows are re-set to topmost, in case they were covered with some other window. + HTA dialogs are now existent only once and pull their language specific texts from the regular ml-file speedml.txt. Translators now only have to translate speedml.txt and no longer work on the HTA files as well. + "Current Connections" has a new design and can now be sorted. + Added "medium /?", "set medium /?" and "set method /?" with a list of available settings. + Added new method bridged_over_aal5, sometimes known as "RFC 1483 bridged" or "RFC 2684 bridged". Thanks to Wanton. x Fixes for Dial-Up connection for Windows Vista Beta 2. x Now cFosSpeed runs under Vista x64. Thanks to Paul Mercer for his help. x LAN ports that closed due to inactivity were re-opened incorrectly. Fixed. x Another try to fix that annoying problem of empty taskbar icons. x Fixed dump_sessions 4. Thanks to martin winkler. :)

x Now cFosSpeed properly distinguishes between http media downloads and streamed plays. x cFosSpeed would not detect cases where the router wasn't in one of your subnets, fixed. Thanks to tycoon. x Fixed install retry with corrupted DevicePath key. Thanks to Prtr Gbor. x Minor tweaks of the network component installation. This hopefully fixes installation problems with network bridges. x Fix for missing interface info. This could have lead to connections not being shaped although traffic shaping was enabled. Thanks to Arne Brachhold. x Fixed an UDP detection bug. Thanks to Kubiac. x Kademlia/E2K UDP detection included again. x Now cFosSpeed can handle up to 16 IP addresses per network card. However, it is assumed that only one of those addresses is used to communicate with the Internet. This should fix problems where users experienced slowdown of LAN traffic. Thanks to Daniel Hirschmann. x Some FTP data connections (like with Total Commander) were not properly detected. Fixed. x Now settings will be flushed to data.ini when the system shuts down. Thanks to thefonz. x Changes to fix problems when displaying taskbar icon. - Switched off tooltip display for skin windows.

cFosSpeed 3.00 build 1103 -- 12-May-2006 * Major feature: Added Protocol Layer 7 Detection. From now on, cFosSpeed analyzes traffic based on the transferred data rather than the port number used. This gives cFosSpeed precise traffic analysis capabilities and thereby allows you fine-grained control over your traffic. cFosSpeed detects the following protocols: Commonly used: HTTP, FTP, POP3, SMTP, IMAP4 Voice-over IP: RTP, RTCP, SIP Special protocols: Telnet, SSH, SSL, IRC, DNS, (S)NTP, RPC Filesharing: eDonkey, Kazaa, Bittorrent, Kademlia, Gnutella(2), Direct Connect Streaming Media: HTTP-Streams with various Media-Players and RTSP For each protocol cFosSpeed distinguishes between client and server mode. All protocols can be prioritised individually. In addition there is a "Connections console" giving you real-time information about the current connections and their detected protocols. User data of these connections can also be recorded into a log file for analysis, see session dumping below. As a by-product you can now use internet connection sharing to connect

several computers to the Internet and still have e.g. filesharing traffic prioritised low. The next major release will have additional bandwidth negotiation for multiple PCs connected to a single router. * New Technology: cFosSpeed is now available as 64-bit version for Windows XP x64 Edition. Driver, Status Windows and Setup and all other components are all true 64-bit programs! The 64-bit version has all the features of the 32-bit version. * Added firewall functionality. It's off by default. You can switch it on in the cFosSpeed configuration dialogs. This could be useful for x64 users, since there are few firewalls available for that platform. cFosSpeed firewall is only designed to protect you from the basic threats like malformed packets, source routing and known insecure open ports. Ingress/egress filtering is only in place for WAN (i.e. dial-up), but not for LAN (i.e. router) ports to protect you from IP spoofing. The firewall tries to stealth your PC as good as possible (i.e. make it hard to find out that a live system is at your IP address.) You can tighten and/or change the firewall rules like you see fit. Have a look at settings.ini (or "spd filter") for the active rules and the explanatio n in http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/reference/filter.htm. "spd fwstat" will show a count of blocked packets and the rules that caused th e blocking. FWLOG.TXT contains a dump of the packets. * Added support for Traffic Shaping for ISDN. From now on ISDN users also benefit from cFosSpeed Traffic Shaping! This makes your ISDN connections more responsive by reducing ping times. All the advantages of the broadband Traffic Shaping are now available for ISDN. Be sure to check that the method for your ISDN connections is set to "ISDN" in cFosSpeed context-menu > connections. * Added UDP pseudo-connection tracking. UDP packets between two peers are believed to belong to the same connection if they arrive less 10 seconds apart. The pseudo-connections are displayed under "spd cons" as well. The timeout can be adjusted by the udp_timeout gset variable (the variable is in milliseconds). * Added session dump: you can now dump TCP sessions and UDP pseudo-sessions in their own files. This way you can have all packets of one session in one file (and not more). Activate it with "spd gset dump_sessions 2" and switch on TCP payload dumping with "spd gset dump_tcp_data 1" (without TCP data dumps there won't be anything interesting for us to see). The maximum file size is set to 100k, if you want to change it use "spd gset max_session_dump_size 200k" (change "200k" to your liking). All in one line that is: spd gset dump_sessions 2; gset dump_tcp_data 1 "spd 0 2 3 4 gset dump_sessions" accepts the following values: don't dump sessions dump, but delete dump file if there was no data except TCP SYNs dump like 2, but delete also if l7-protocol is known. dump and never delete dump file

* Added Medium selection to Options/Connections. By selecting the right medium you can help cFosSpeed to be more accurate with its traffic shaping.

* Reworked cFosSpeed connection engine. You can now use multiple connections to the internet simultaneously. You can even use several routers at the same network adapter. Connection names are indicated as window names in the context menu. To use several connections provide several ping destinations by setting the parameters "ping_dest=", "ping_dest2=", "ping_dest3=", ... in the [Param] section of cfosspeed.ini. cFosSpeed then maintains connection information for each route which is used for the different ping destinations. As a result cFosSpeed now supports Routing for RAS (RRAS) and VPN. In order to use Traffic Shaping for the actual VPN connection, use a ping destination which is routed via VPN. If you want to use Traffic Shaping on the underlying connection of your VPN use the address of your VPN host as ping destination. * 1337 ready! :-) + If your method is set to PPPoE, cFosSpeed will now limit the MSS to 1452, which is the maximum MSS for PPPoE anyway. The difference is only apparent with a router, where the MSS to the router is 1460, but afterwards only 1452. Thanks to thefonz for pointing that out. + Added turkish and traditional chinese HTML/HTA dialogs. + Azureus.exe has been added to program prios. Unfortunately, the new Azureus release uses encryption which makes detection hard. Therefore, these streams are not yet detected by our layer7 detection. + Protocols and programs that are set to "normal" prio are not matched at all (since there is no longer a filter rule for normal prio). Especially, packets of protocols that are set to normal can be matched by later program filters (usually protocols are matched first and only if no match was found programs are matched). + Added "spd fstat" command to display which filters matched how often. Use it to check if your filters are working. "spd fstat -clear" clears the stats. + Added "click-through" mode to skin windows. If you activate it, mouse clicks are processed by the window beneath the cFosSpeed skin window. + Added new spd command "spd connections" or "spd cons". This will show a list of all tcp connections with traffic, uptime and program, one per line. + Added new skin variable "latency_mode" and a new action to execute SPD commands via skin buttons. Thus our skins now allow you to switch to low latency mode. The additional variable "latency" indicates if low latency mode is actually on. + In some installations windows can't find it's .INF files and therefore cannot install cFosSpeed. The cFosSpeed installer now retries the installation with a fix the registry (DevicePath key). Thanks to Jos Miguel S for his help. + Added new method ip_over_aal5 (a.k.a. RFC 1483/2684 Routed). Some ISPs reportedly use it. Added new medium ip_over_aal5 as well. + Renamed medium dsl_pppoa to dsl_pppoa_vc_mux and added new medium dsl_pppoa_llc. + Added some more trace output why ports where disconnected. + Added gset variable "port_close_time". After this many seconds without

traffic a LAN port will close automatically. + Now tray icons are re-displayed after explorer restarts. + Errors while doing a "spd reload" are now printed on the console as well (not only to the trace.txt file). + The new gset parameter "strict_rtp_check=0" in the [Param] section of cfosspeed.ini can now turn off strict checking of RTP packets. With strict checking RTP packets must contain a source ID, previously introduced by a corresponding RTCP packet. Disable this check if you use Voice over IP Software which doesn't generate RTCP packets, like VoIPBuster. Default is 1 (enabled). + Rx shaping should more smooth now, i.e. you should experience less fluctuations in the ping time. + Better ping times in "Favour Ping Time" mode, since now the MSS is limited to 536 bytes in that mode, but only if your connection is slower than about 20-30 kb/sec. + Improved accuracy of downstream speed calculation. + "method" set variable can now be entered and displayed symbolically. + Added -rand filter rule. See http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/reference/filter.htm for details. + When a packet is dropped because it is totally malformed, it is dumped to the FWLOG.TXT file. + The rule that caused a packet to be dropped is now printed to FWLOG.TXT. + Added IP fragmentation support. + Reintroduced TCP checksums: if a packet doesn't check out, it will be ignored by cFosSpeed. + Some internal changes and speed improvements. + Added "spd dump ip" to dump IP packets (possibly fragmented) and "spd dump ipr" to dump IP datagrams (after IP reassembly) when they are handled by cFosSpeed. - Switched off detectors for Kademlia and E2K UDP protocols for now, since they create too many false positives. - Removed filter_expressions.txt from distribution. See http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/reference/filter.htm instead. - The yes/no/auto setting for a network card without router now determines the default value for this card with router. - New design of HTA's. x Fixed a bug in medium selection under Options/Connections: sometimes the new medium would not be properly selected. x Fixed a bug where sometimes the window wouldn't open in router mode.

x Fixed a bug where the yes/no/auto setting for networks cards could sometimes be lost after route changes. x Fixed a problem where LAN ports would close and not re-open correctly afterwards. Thanks to Henrik Steiner and all others who provided me with traces. x cFosSpeed would sometimes not ask if a WAN connection should be shaped. Fixed. x Fixed a bug where windows of WAN ports would disappear after some minutes. Thanks to Theodor Ramisch for his report. x Now tcp_warn switch is properly read from param section of cfosspeed.ini and properly inited. x Finally, on WAN ports traffic shaping should be activated and status windows should open properly. x Fixed a crash in installation process (actually while unloading cFosSpeed). Thanks to Armin Schffmann for a dump. x In rare cases, packets could be lost with WAN connections. Fixed. x Fixed a problem where .ini files could not be accessed due to sharing violations. x Changed initialisation code. Now cFosSpeed waits for the system to be fully up and running until it reads its settings from disk. This should prevent disk read problems, especially from cfosspeed.ini, which was sometimes not yet accessible when cFosSpeed was started. x Fixed a rare UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP crash. Thanks to Samuel Lee for a minidump and testing. x We finally fixed that psched.sys crash. Thanks to Mario Steinhauser for reporting. x Tx packets that have to be dropped because of queue overflow are again counted as regular packets in NETSTAT. The "Overflow packets" line has been removed and the packets again appear in the "queue overflow" line in CSTAT. This removes a "feature" that was added in v2.03.995, but did not work well. In particular, it caused Azureus with many uploads to overflow the queues. This, in return, caused other applications' data to be dropped also and thus their performance to be very poor. Now, each traffic class has (again) it's own overflow limit of this many bytes: max_queue_size (in msecs) * tx_speed (in bytes/sec) / 1000. I.e. if one traffic class' queue overflows, the other ones' are not affected. x On connections with low-downstream bandwidth rx shaping might have taken some seconds to effectively kick in. Fixed. x Too many packets were logged to FWLOG.TXT. Fixed. x Final fix for that RTP crash. Thanks to Armin Schffmann for testing.

cFosSpeed 2.12 -- 19-Sep-2005 x In the old 2.12 the turkish language files were missing. Fixed.

cFosSpeed 2.12 -- 15-Sep-2005 + Added differential statistics to "spd pingstat". The numbers in brackets are the counts starting after the last time a ping worked. This should help diagnose problems where pings work but at some time stop doing so. + Circumvented some strange behaviour with certain routers that resulted in switching method from PPPoE to PPPoA. Thanks to Hagen Roehrig and Benny for traces. + Language added: Hungarian, which makes a total of 12 languages supported. + "spd cstat" now shows txspeed and max_queue_size as well. x TCP RWIN is now set so that DSL-6000 (and other 6mbit fast connections) will work with full speed. x Some other components seem to have problems when cFosSpeed executes concurrent calls to BindAdapter in parallel. Now cFosSpeed executes only one call at a time. Thanks to KY Wong for testing. x Fixed a bug that caused the ACK-filter to filter way too many ACKs, thus degrading download performance. Thanks to AlexV for his help. x Circumvented a crash that sometimes happened in Windows' pshed.sys. x Fix for multiple loads of cFosSpeed on Terminal Services. x Fixed problems with HTA dialogs related to registry permissions. - Removed all "fixes" for that "socket send error 10022". It turned out that the only working fix to this problem was to deinstall the firewall (in two cases it was the AVG firewall). Hopefully, the firewall's manufacturer will fix the problem.

cFosSpeed 2.10 -- 28-Jul-2005 * Added RTP (real-time transport protocol, RFC 2550) support. cFosSpeed will automatically detect RTP data and put it into the 'high' class, thus ensuring fast transmission and low latency. Popular RTP applications are Voice over IP (VoIP) and streaming media. * New skin: Liquid crystal! This skin can be used in conjunction with your own bitmap. To use your own background image, replace back.tga in the line "background=back.tga" in the [All] section with name of your bitmap. As a sample we included matrix.tga. * We added a basic firewall functionality to cFosSpeed. It uses the concept of filter rules, which are used anyway to schedule outgoing traffic. The firewall settings are NOT ACTIVE, though. If you want to filter

your traffic comment in the desired rules in settings.ini. Now incoming packets are filtered as well, but the only two classes they can be put into are 'drop' (to filter out a packet) or any other class to let the packet pass. See filter_expressions.txt for a documentation of supported rules. * There is one more thing: we "it never worked for me" in your issues with cFosSpeed. the net and often we cannot sometimes read about cFosSpeed problems like other people's forums. PLEASE, tell US about We cannot possibly check all the forums on answer to whoever wrote that.

The easiest way to talk to us is through our forum online at http://www.cfos.de/forum * New language: Turkish. This makes a total of 11 languages supported (Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Polish were already supported). Thanks to www.geek.com.tr for their help! Other languages (right now Dutch, Hungarian, Macedonian, Portuguese, Swedish and Thai), which were translated by third parties are available here: http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm + You can disable the balloon about missing pings permanently by setting "spd gset balloon_no_pings 0 -save". + Tx packets that have to be dropped because of queue overflow are no longer counted as regular packets in NETSTAT, but added to "Overflow packets" instead. So statistics now reflect what was really sent to the net, not to cFosSpeed. + TCP data retransmissions of packets that are still queued are no longer sent out. This can save some 1% tx volume. + Improved the way ping messages are sent out. This does not fix the "no pings" balloon, but help the shaping algorithm to run more smoothly. + In order to see how effective Traffic Shaping is, you can now temporarily enable/disable it in the context menu. This setting is not saved. + Added support for composite background images for the skins. Also you can now limit skin sections for cFos or cFosSpeed only. So you can make skins for both products. See www.cfos.de/techinfo/skin.htm for details. + Usually cFosSpeed handles your TCP MSS ("MSS clamping") (i.e. the MTU for TCP packets). This work automatically and the MSS values are chosen so data transfer rates and ping times are best. But if you want cFosSpeed to leave the MSS alone, you can now set "spd gset handle_mss 0" to instruct it so. Add a "-save" to have the setting saved in cfosspeed.ini. Switching off MSS handling is not recommended. + Changed internal locking and priority of driver. This could make cFosSpeed process data a little faster. We're talking microseconds here, so don't expect anything big. + Added gset dump_framing variable. + You can now call "snapshot" from the cFosSpeed console. This prints the

output of "spd.exe -tcpview" into a file named priolist.txt. If you have a suggestion of a program we should include in our priorities dialog you can send us priolist.txt with the name of the program. + Removed TCP checksumming and some other sanity checks. If cFosSpeed gets invalid packets now it's likely it'll ignore them and just pass them on. Before now, they would have been dropped. + Added sethops command to ease setting the add_hops parameter to a desired value. Just use "spd sethops <ttl>" to make test pings have TTL <ttl>. + Added more diagnostic code to prevent erroneous "No pings" balloons. These diagnostics are displayed in the "spd pingstat" command as well. + All global variables (which can be shown with "spd gset") can now be saved to cfosspeed.ini by typing "spd gset <variable> <value> -save". + New gset variables max_dump_size, max_fwlog_size, max_pinglog_size that hold the maximum sizes for the respective log/dump files. + "spd set" and "gset" commands now accept numbers with binary units (like k, m, g etc) and hex values (numbers prefixed by "0x"). E.g. "spd gset max_dump_size 10m" sets the maximum size the dump.txt file can get to 10 megabytes. + Added PINGLOG.TXT as a debugging aid when pings don't work. It is disabled by default. Use "spd gset pinglog 1" to enable. + Improved performance of SPD.EXE when used on a router (like an ICS server). + addhops variable can now be negative. If you get few Ping responses with the auto-configured ttl, try using "spd set addhops -1". + cFosSpeed will now try to meet the percentage of low prio classes better. This was sometimes exceeded in the past. + spd cstat command now shows percentage of sent data in each class. + New command "spd close" to force a close on a WAN port, thus writing out all traces, .ini files and debug info. + Icon skins are now supported on systems older than XP and on systems with 16-bit colour depth. + New gset variable dump_arp can be set to 0 to inhibit dumping of ARP blocks. New gset variable tcp_warn can be set to 0 to inhibit writing of warnings about tcp to the trace file. + New filter '-tcp-connections range'. See filter_expressions.txt which is now included in the distribution as well. If you want to limit the number of total tcp-connections (to 200 in this example), enter this line in cFosSpeed's home directory: spd filter -I 0 -tcp-flags SYN,RST SYN -tcp-connections 200: -c drop + Added timerstyle mode 3 (Tick Counter). x Fixed a crash when cFosSpeed was loaded a second time in a different terminal session. Fixed: only one cFosSpeed can run at a time, first come, first serve.

x The burst code should be more stable now. x After starting "burst", "method" was erroneously set to 5 (Raw IP) when used with a router. Fixed. Thanks to Alf v. Zweydorff for the hint. x Fixed a bug which could result in wrong amounts of "Segments w/o connection". This could have been the cause for processes sending too fast, even with low(est) priorisation. x Fixed some more "unverified RST" warnings. Strange TCP segments travel the Internet! :) x Fixed a condition where the computer would freeze while transferring data. x Tiny Desktop Firewall caused cFosSpeed to stop transmitting when it popped up a question-box to the user about outgoing data. Fixed. Thanks to Peter Mller for testing and help. x A download speed problem with Azureus and BitComet has been fixed. x Further relaxed the checks of ping replies. This might fix "no ping" balloons some users were getting. Thanks to Desi B for traces. x Fixed gset dump_tcp_data and dump_udp_data variables. You could change them but it had only effect when you saved and then restarted. Now it works immediately. x Improvements to the ACK filter for certain download hosts. Thanks to the alert eye of Alex Varzakanos. x DATA.INI may not have been written when shutting down cFosSpeed. Fixed. x Fixed counting error in NETSTAT command (TCP/Checksum errors). x Changing a program priority to "normal" didn't work. Fixed. x The calibration pulse (burst) could have set addhops to a router that doesn't answer pings. Fixed. x Programs that were started with options may have been ignored by program priorisation. Fixed. x Fixed a bug that could have caused priority rules not to be evaluated when cFosSpeed was used with a router. x Fixed bug in priority.hta. x Fixed an error when deleting programs in the priority dialog. This dialog is also much faster now. x Added spd commands 'ping' to generate a ping and 'pingstat' to see some numbers to help trace the problem of unsent pings. x Fixed a bug that caused the notorious "pings don't seem to come through" balloon tip to come up for some people. Thanks to Dave Adams for his help. If the balloon is still appearing on your system, check your firewall/router if they drop ping or tracert packets or answers. You can try it on commandline:

ping www.cfos.de tracert www.cfos.de


x Fixed a potential problem crash in spd.exe (the cFosSpeedS service). - Increased the guaranteed percentage of tx bandwidth for low and lowest classes from 20% to 25%. - "spd tsclear" and the context menu entry "clear calibration data" will no longer clear the addhops and msslimit and the new avg_time parameters. - gset variables functrace and dumptcpdata are renamed to func_trace and dump_tcp_data.

cFosSpeed 2.02 -- 23-Feb-2005 x Pings sometimes weren't sent, thus causing the balloon tip error message. This has hopefully been fixed. x Fixed a problem with font sizes for far-east languages. x Fixed a problem where the speed dials in skin windows wouldn't be displayed. x Fixed another problem with decreasing tx speeds.

cFosSpeed 2.00 -- 18-Feb-2005 ! Some hacks that are circulating break cFosSpeed's traffic shaping! These versions appear to be working, but are not. To avoid this, use an official download from http://www.cfos.de. If cFosSpeed is good enough that you want to use it past its test period, consider buying it and spare yourself the frustration of hacks and cracks. * cFosSpeed now has a low-latency mode for online gamers, VoIP users and other friends of high responsiveness. In low-latence mode cFosSpeed maximizes bandwidth, but only as long as ping-time is not affected. In bandwidth mode cFosSpeed minimizes ping-time, but only as long as bandwidth is not affected. Have a look at some test results (T-DSL 2000, 2000/192 kbit/sec down/up): down 1 0 1 up 0 1 1 favour bandwidth 226/-/120 -/22.6/96 216/16.6/172 favour pingtime 206/-/72 -/21.2/84 164/15.1/91

The values are downstream rate/upstream rate/ping time for only download, only upload and download and upload at the same time. To switch cFosSpeed to low-latency mode (and back), click on the tray icon, then Options, Priorities and flip the big switch there. :) * cFosSpeed has now a way to set priority to data sent by certain programs! We added two more traffic classes and a more advanced scheduling to help you manage your traffic. The idea is as follows: all regular traffic goes into class default. The

standard filter rules already care to prioritise packets like TCP ACKs etc, there is no need to change these. Constant background traffic like peer-to-peer traffic goes into class "lowest" . If there is enough bandwidth, data will be sent out immediately. However if t here is a shortage (maybe, because you are using your connection interactively) this class will have only reduced bandwidth, so you can surf fast. VoIP and online gaming packets are sent in class high, since they are timecritical. Mail and FTP uploads go into class "low", since they are not as time-critical as your interactive surfing, but more than peer-to-peer uploads. You can use our new dialog under Options/Priorities to enter program names and set priorities. Technically, new -tcp-prog, -udp-prog, -prog filter rules allow to specify the name of the program that sent the datagram. This only works starting with Windows XP (sorry, you Win2k users, no API for us to use!) AND it only works if the program is running on the same machine as cFosSpeed. To manage these rules, new spd commands addkey, delkey and showsect have been added to add a key to a section, delete a key from a section and view a section in settings.ini. * cFosSpeed now manages TCP ACKs and filters unnecessary ACKs! This saves bandwidth and is sometime essential for high transfer rates. Usually about 10% of download traffic volume is needed in the upstream direction to notify the host that the data has arrived correctly (TCP ACKs). cFosSpeed now filters non-essential TCP ACKs to free up bandwidth in the upstream direction. * Skins now support 'icon windows'. You can create a skin window which is displayed as a tray icon, instead of a normal window. See our sample skin 'cFosSpeed Icon' for details. * Added French, Italian, Spanish, Korean and Japanese language support, which makes a total of 10 languages supported by default (German, English, Polish, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese were already supported in v1.08). Third parties have provided Macedonian, Hungarian, Swedish and Turkish language support. See http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm for download and in formation how to build your own language file. Thanks for your support! * Added a first version of TX and RX shaping gain indicators to the regular (non-numerical) skin. * cFosSpeed now has a system service. This allows network binding changes, even if no user is logged in (as admin). Also traffic shaping is now possible without being logged in. For dial-up connections to be shaped when no user is logged on you have to set the respective connections to "yes" in the traffic shaping options dialog.

* Speed settings for traffic classes can now be set in percent. -speed 1000 sets a class to a speed of 1000 bytes/sec, and -speed 10% (or -speed 10perc) sets a class to 10 per cent of the tx speed. Note that there must be no space between the number (in this example, "10") and the "%" resp. the text "perc". Furthermore, you can specify which priority traffic has when the speed is exceeded. To do this, use the syntax "-speed <speed>,<fallback priority>". Example: one of the standard classes is specified as "class low -prio 0 -speed 20%,-10", which means that up to a speed of 20% of the total tx speed traffic is send with priority 0 (which is default), traffic exceeding this speed is sent with priority -10 (that is, default traffic is sent first, then then prio -10 traffic). * New spd command: reload. It will reread filter settings. Classes are not affected by a reload, though. x Circumvented a bug in AVM's KEN! that prevented cFosSpeed from working. x Fixed a bug with remote desktop. x Fixed a bug that prevented binding of new ports to succeed if done through the cFosSpeed Traffic Shaping Options dialog. This bug was introduced in some earlier 1.09 build. x Fixed a spurious hang of cFosSpeed.exe. x Fixed a problem where options dialog could not be opened if IE was not the default browser. x Timerstyle is by default now set to 2 (performance counter) instead of 1 (TSC). This fixes some rare timing problems. x Fixed a problem where after some days errors like "SocketException: No buffer space available" would come up. x Fixed a bug where cFosSpeed would crash right after a boot when you used it first. x Fixed a rare crash if BindAdapter failed (v1.08: at address cfosspeed+14ae1) x Fixed bugs where files would be copied encrypted to windows system dir and cFosSpeed destination dir due to an encrypted temp dir. Now all unpacked files will be decrypted before they are copied to the windows system dir and the cFosSpeed destination dir. cFosSpeed will not run correctly if you encrypt its files! x When up- and downloading at the same time with full speed, with some DSL connections cFosSpeed would send too fast, thus causing slower downloads. This problem was introduced in v1.09 and has been fixed now. Thanks to Alex Varzakanos for reporting and testing. x Fixed a bug in display of the fastlane arrows, introduced in some earlier 1.09 build. x Fixed a bug where router connections would open and close all the time. x Fixed some stupid bug that would switch off traffic shaping after some time. This would be obvious through an unnatural high count in TCP "Segments w/o

connection." x Fixed a problem where cFosSpeed would handle outgoing data, but not incoming. The green indicators would show traffic, whereas the red ones would not. x Fixed a bug that caused send speed to drop down more and more. This bug was introduced in some earlier build. Thanks to Hugo Caeiro for his help. - Windows XP prior to SP2 has a bug that prevents two NDIS filter drivers (like cFosSpeed or ProtoWall or maybe other firewalls) from working together. After installation of the second product everything will work, but after the next reboot one product will get no more data at all. If you experience this problem and use Windows XP or SP1, install SP2! The same holds true for Windows Server 2003. Get the SP1 or its RC to fix the problem. - Installer now disables cFosSpeed devices prior to uninstallation. - Filter and class changes are now saved right away after issuing a spd command. No more need to use "spd save" after changing. "spd save" (with no options) will save both filters and classes now. - Added debug output for detection of VPN connections. - Just for info: if you have an Ethernet DSL modem, be aware that the modem works as a network bridge. If you have a cable modem, this may work as a bridge, too. Some Internet by cable providers flood the accounts with ARP packets. Now, if you have both bridges and you are only with both accounts, the ARP packets from the ISP are bridged into your net and then out again through the DSL modem. They waste bandwidth, though and cause traffic shaping to behave quite erratic. Solution: attach both bridges to separate netword cards or use a NAT router on the cable modem.

cFosSpeed 1.08 -- 17-Sep-2004 * cFosSpeed now supports third party translations. All texts are stored in multi-language files. If you like to provide a translation for your language, see http://www.cfos.de/en/cfosspeed/documentation/lang.htm . We will then provide your language files in our download section or in upcoming cFosSpeed distributions. * UI Language can now be selected through the cFosSpeed context menu. x cFosSpeed didn't send a proper calibration pulse (burst). Fixed. x Fixed a problem where cFosSpeed would receive data from a Hauppauge TV card. x Fixed a problem with ever growing .INI files introduced in some earlier 1.07 build. Delete CFOSSPEED.INI and reinstall the latest version. x Fixed a GPF that happened when starting cfosspeed.exe without having administrator rights. x Fixed a problem where strange behaviour in some firewalls would prohibit

traffic shaping from working. x Sometimes the installation failed with error code "Class not registered". Fixed. x cFosSpeed's NDIS filterclass ordered below "loadbalance"; this fixes a problem with Protowall. x On some machines AUTOCHK would not check the disk cFosSpeed was installed to at boot time. Fixed.

cFosSpeed 1.06 -- 03-Aug-2004 * We added a numerical skin. Up and downstream speeds are displayed as numbers. x Fixed a problem that prohibited connections e.g. to blizzard.com or battle.net. x Installation hung on some machines. Fixed. x Sygate Firewall is now detected and a box is shown that the alleged "Ping of Death" is of no danger.

cFosSpeed 1.04 -- 21-Jul-2004 x Fixed a problem if your PC got his IP address with DHCP. x Some people were unable to see the network when cFosSpeed was installed. Fixed. x Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the registration of key.cfosspeed file to fail with the message "Registration failed" ("Registrierung fehlgeschlagen" in German), but no explanation. x Some install procedures of cFosSpeed 1.02 hung. Fixed.

cFosSpeed 1.02 -- 15-Jul-2004 * DATA.INI is now saved to disk every 10 minutes and at the end of a connection. * You can change the default time a LAN port is considered 'open' without traffic (default: 5 minutes) by setting port_close_time=<seconds> in cfosspeed.ini, section [param]. x Changed behaviour "Auto" router connections are handled. Now the permanent adding and removing of ports should be avoided. x Fixed a bluescreen (at address cfosspeed+0x3f27). x Fixed a problem where internal data could get messed up.

cFosSpeed 1.00 -- 07-Jul-2004 - Initial release.