Xenu beta version that can detect remote orphan files
- I've made a Xenu version that can detect *remote* orphans.
This is currently just a test - when doing the report, you get a
dialogbox that asks you to enter
hostname (e.g. ftp.host.com)
directory (e.g. "public_html")
of the ftp directory where you upload your stuff.
Because this is just a "beta", you will be asked every time you request
a report to enter these. The data (including the password) is not stored
in a *.XEN file or in the XENU.INI file. The data is used *only* to
access your ftp server and only to *read* your directories, nothing
I tested it for my site, and I was absolutely amazed that I have so many
If you are trying it, tell me how it works. Note: it may report "default
files" like "index.html" as "orphans" if they are not linked
specifically. That isn't a fault, that's a feature :-)
Of course, the orphan feature works only if it is enabled in the Options
- I have uploaded yet another debug version at
that can detect timeouts. You set the timeout in XENU.INI
60 is the default value, so it is there even if you're lazy and you set
Because I haven't received much feedback, the debug trace (XENULOG.TXT)
is still in that version.
So if you like Xenu and are courageous and want to support me, try out
that version at
and tell me if you still have "endless-busy-sites".
The timeouts are not reported as such, they appear as "invalid handle"
or as "operation cancelled".