Configuring the Transfer Server (GUI)

Note: To configure the transfer server, you must run the application with admin or root privileges in order to enable the Configuration screen.

Launching the Application and Opening the Configuration Window

Log into your computer with your Administrator account. Click Start menu > All Programs > Aspera > Point-to-Point . Right click Point-to-Point and click Run as administrator.

Click Configuration.

Open the Configuration window by clicking the Configuration button.

Configuring the Transfer Server

To configure the computer's Aspera Central transfer server, click Global tab in the left panel and select the Transfer Server.

Transfer Server configuration options.

The Aspera Central transfer server's configuration parameters include:

Setting Description Values Default
Address The network interface address on which the transfer server listens. The default value of 127.0.0.1 enables the transfer server to accept transfer requests from the local computer. If you set the address to 0.0.0.0, the transfer server can accept requests on all network interfaces. Alternatively, a specific network interface address may be specified. Valid IPv4 address 127.0.0.1
Port The port on which the transfer server accepts transfer requests. Positive integer 1 - 65535 40001
Persistent Storage Retain data that is stored in the database between reboots of Aspera Central. Enable or Disable Enable
Persistent Storage Path The location in which to store data between reboots of Aspera Central. If the path is a directory, then a file is created with the default name central-store.db. Otherwise, the file is named as specified in the path. Valid system path If the application is installed in the default location, then the path is the following:

C:\Program Files\Aspera\Point-to-Point\var\

Maximum Age (seconds) Maximum allowable age (in seconds) of data to be retained in the database. Positive integer 86400
Exit Central on Storage Error The behavior of the Aspera Central server if a database write error occurs. Ignore or Exit Ignore
Compact Database on Startup Enable or disable compacting (vacuuming) the database when the transfer server starts. Enable or Disable Enable
Files Per Session The maximum number of files that can be retained for persistent storage. Positive integer 1000
Ignore Empty Files Set to true to block the logging of zero-byte files. true or false true
Ignore No-transfer Files Set to true to block the logging of files that were not transferred because they exist at the destination. true or false true