The reason why the connections in your address book behaved that way is that the Internet-ID server there was most likely set to default. In order to avoid that, invoke the "Default connection properties" dialog in the auto-import settings:
In the dialog, on the Connection tab select "Internet ID". Do not enter any ID here, it is supposed to take different values automatically.
Click Change and specify your Internet ID server. Note that your Server IP address (or DNS name, whatever you use) should be accessible by the Viewer.
And by the way, we have released version 188.8.131.52 with the "status notification bug" fixed as well as a few minor issues with the server. So if you upgrade - upgrade them all.
Yes, the File Transfer will be revamped so that directories open faster. This is on our to do list for the nearest updates.
Regarding the online status - it's the first implementation of this feature in Remote Utilities so there is a chance that some issues may appear that we don't know about. So any feedback would be helpful.
When I try to connect to a PC that is about 100 km away, not that the distance really matters ;), I cant connect to the host (version 6.3).
You need to upgrade the Host to version 6.5 too. Always try to make sure that the Viewer and Host are the same version. There is backward compatibility , in theory, but you still should avoid relying on it all the time. It's better to upgrade.