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Re: [suse-security] ftpd-logging
  • From: Roman Drahtmueller <draht@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 03:09:11 +0200 (MEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0008020305500.1292-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi,
> it seemed as if my syslog is only logging when a user sends data to the
> server via ftp, but not if he is receiving data from the server.
> I tried it out, and whoops, my logfile /var/log/xferlog only logs incoming
> transfers.
> Well, in /etc/ftpaccess there is configured logging inbound as well as
> outbound.
> Any ideas what could be the reason ?
> And is it possible, to log ANY activities when connecting via ftp ? I mean,
> when the user is just looking around in his tree, without downloading or
> uploading anything?
> Thank you in advance.
> --- Stephan

There is a line in ftpaccess that reads like

log transfers real inbound,outbound

or similar.

Add another line like the following:

log commands all,real,guest

and see what is says.

You might not want to do this with a busy ftp server: The logs tend to
fill up very quickly.

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