fex - web service for transferring very large files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Backports Nonfree amd64
Package filename fex_20140917-1~bpo70+1_all.deb
Package name fex
Package version 20140917
Package release 1~bpo70+1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 589.27 KB
Installed size 1.99 KB
F*EX (Frams's Fast File EXchange) is a service that can be used to allow
users anywhere on the Internet to exchange very large files quickly and
The sender uploads the file to the F*EX-server and the recipient
automatically gets a notification e-mail with a download-URL.
Main features of F*EX:
* file transfer of virtually unlimited file size
* sender and recipient only need an e-mail program and a web browser
(of any kind; they do not have to install any software)
* RESEND and REGET for resuming after link failures at last sent byte
* auto-notification of recipient
* auto-deletion after download
* auto-deletion after expiration date (default: 5 days)
* full-users can create one time upload URLs for foreign users
* full-users can create sub-users, who can send only to this full-user
* full-users can create groups, an analogy to mailing lists, but for files
* admin can allow (internal or external) user self-registration
* admin can allow upload to public recipients without authentication
* admin can allow upload for LAN users without registration (anonymous upload)
* maintenance-free: no administration necessary beyond creating new
F*EX accounts
* multiple recipients only require one stored copy
* F*EX uses HTTP and needs no firewall tunnels
* support for streams, too (SEX: Stream EXchange)
* shell clients provided for commandline users: fexsend and fexget.
(fex-utils package)


Package Version Architecture Repository
fex_20140917-1~bpo70+1_all.deb 20140917 all Debian Backports Nonfree
fex - - -


Name Value
adduser -
debconf >= 0.5
debconf-2.0 -
exim4 -
inet-superserver -
libdigest-md5-file-perl -
libjs-jquery -
mail-transport-agent -
perl -
postfix -
ucf -
xinetd -


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package fex_20140917-1~bpo70+1_all.deb
Source Package fex

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ wheezy-backports non-free
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install fex deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install fex




2014-09-30 - Kilian Krause <kilian@debian.org>
fex (20140917-1~bpo70+1) wheezy-backports; urgency=medium
* Backport to wheezy-backports
2014-09-23 - Kilian Krause <kilian@debian.org>
fex (20140917-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release: 20140917
+ fup: fixed bug no locales presentation
+ Ignore .* when on-demand streaming archive of directory
* Removed patch 00_upstream.patch - already included in new release
* fex.postinst: Copy over all files from htdocs upon first install
* Remove symlinks in htdocs/download - not needed according to upstream
* Remove $notify_newrelease from fex.ph entirely - we want only Debian
* Install htdocs for any filetype in /usr/share/fex/htdocs
* Don't try to set hostname in fex.ph if not defined (fixes piuparts)
* Preinst doesn't need bash. Removing from shebang
* Default mailer to exim4 | postfix
* Move fex_cleanup call to end of postinst
* Ensure we cleanup dpkg-statoverride upon purge
* Update fex description to include afex/asex
* Suggest fex for fex-utils
* Init fex.ph even if hostname is not available - piuparts mode
2014-09-15 - Kilian Krause <kilian@debian.org>
fex (20140902-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Kilian Krause ]
* Backports from upstream:
+ fexsend: support -i when running with -I
+ Default notify_newrelease to '' (in fex.pp) and not report new upstream
versions to admin - we're Debian and want new debs or nothing! ,-)
* Set notify_newrelease = '' in fex.ph default to ignore direct upstream
update notification
* Add gpg key to uscan
* Install Debian version file into htdocs by default
* Recommend wget for fex (for update notification)
* Suggest wget for fex-utils (afex support)
* Add md5sum auto-generate and use LC_ALL=C to ensure same sort order
* Fix short license name in debian/copyright to not contain whitespace
* Don't install htdocs/Licence by default
* Add more docs: newfeatures, reverse_proxy, SEX, xx
* Remove unnneeded double dh_install call from debian/rules
[ Michael Bussmann ]
* Updated manpages
2014-09-09 - Kilian Krause <kilian@debian.org>
fex (20140902-1~bpo70+1) wheezy-backports; urgency=medium
* Backport to wheezy-backports
2014-09-02 - Kilian Krause <kilian@debian.org>
fex (20140902-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release: 20140902
- fup: upload status bar waits longer, until $timeout
- fex_cleanup: use wget for new release dedection
* Add suid fex for fac and tools (fex_cleanup, fexwall, logwatch) as those
should always be run as user fex
* Bump compat to 9 and increase Standards-Version to 3.9.5
* User fex shall have a valid shell -> update to /bin/sh if default system
user (/bin/false)
* Add new tools: afex, asex, fbm
* Add fexwall utility to fex package
2014-08-25 - Kilian Krause <kilian@debian.org>
fex (20140818-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release: 20140818 (Closes: #758555)
- security enhancement: the variable $admin_pw has moved from fex.ph to
auth-ID $spooldir/$admin/@
- fac (CGI) uses auth-ID of admin user for login and has a logout feature
- fac -P makes an user persistent (no account expiration)
- fac -E shows examples
- fex_cleanup does not terminate any more on errors, this prevents dangling
spool files
- reenabled IPv6 support, see doc/IPv6 for details
* Recommend libsocket6-perl from fex for IPv6 support
* Recommend libnet-inet6glue-perl from fex-utils for IPv6 support
* Create fexmaster admin user and optionally pull admin_pw from fex.ph if
* Pull security tight on F*EX dirs. Set mode to 0750 on:
- /usr/share/fex/
- /var/lib/fex/
- /var/log/fex/
- /var/spool/fex/
* Also add new IPv6 doc to fex docs - and update xinetd config patch

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