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Old 08-04-2003, 01:04 PM   #1
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ftp logging problem. Xferlog file empty

I am using linux red hat 9.0

I have a ftp server installed on the machine.

The problem is that the xferlog file ( log of all ftp transfers) is always empty.

The logging is turned ON in the ftpaccess file with the following lines in the /etc/ftpaccess file:

log transfers anonymous,guest,real inbound,outbound
log security anonymous,guest,real
log syslog+xferlog

But still the /var/log/xferlog file remains empty. What could be the
problem ?

another question is that is an entry made into the xferlog immediately after a transfer is completed ? or is it made at certain intervals ?

- hrishikesh
Old 08-04-2003, 05:04 PM   #2
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hi -
what are the permissions on the log file? can the server write to it?
are your ftp users being chroot'd after they log in?
it's possible that the ftp server (once locked in a chroot)
can no longer see the socket it needs to write the log data to.

The entries are written immediately to the xferlog.

hope that helps a little.


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