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Old 01-25-2006, 01:29 AM   #1
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How am I able to find the information of whats being downloaded/ transfered from my server through puTTy?

I have some improatant files I need and I think the person who helped me setup the server is trying to put it on their pc... what is a command to see what is being trasnfered or downloaded on my server? I also got winSCP
Old 01-25-2006, 02:05 AM   #2
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WinSCP? According to google, that's a windows program. If you use windows, you may want to try getting information on a windows forum (Or is that the way you got here, by following a link to ?). If you use linux, you may want to help us help you by providing some information, such as your distro, etc., etc..
Old 01-25-2006, 02:11 AM   #3
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So, basically, what you try to find out is what your FTP server has received (from uploads) or sent out (downloads)?

Most modern FTP servers keep a log file for this, sometimes in standard "xferlog" format. (xfer stands for "transfer", so an "xferlog" logs all file transfers of an FTP server).

Check out /var/log/ and see if you find any logs regarding the FTP server that's running and/or a log called "xferlog" (on some systems, even "man xferlog" will tell you something).

If you don't find it, check the configuration of your FTP server to know if it keeps a logfile and where that log is stored.

If you don't know what kind of FTP server is running, log in using puTTy and do
/sbin/chkconfig --list
Keep an eye out for anything with "ftp" or "FTP" in it's name. You could also pipe chkconfig's output to grep for this:
/sbin/chkconfig --list | grep -i ftp


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