Well I didn't even really wanted to mention it as I'm perfectly aware that with me, excuses are way to common, but since at least 2 people tried to use the koraxdev FTP this far, I thought I'll give a quick update:
Last weekend, the main HDD of the server was found faulty and so the server had to be re-setup and everything restored from backup - make that nearly everything, i.e. user accounts I had to re-create manually --- and this is where koraxdev comes into the picture, that one was a special thingie already before and currently it isn't working. I'm going to give it another shot in the near future, hope it'll work then. I'll post an update once it's working.
Oh yes, a related question: earlier on, a Java File Manager was also available for koraxdev, if anyone has used it then post here, as there are no other users left on the machine who'd need it (it was set up for hosted sites in Spring 2002, but all of them have been moved to another server ages ago). If nobody needs it, I won't reinstall that.
p.s. Either the shutdown/backup or the restore process is also the cause of some threads acting strange (like the Alpha requirements thread), i.e. not showing the latest upgrade in the overview.