ftp/session logging

ftp/session logging

Post by John Jaworsk » Tue, 30 Sep 1997 04:00:00



 > Fellow dilberts,

>I am a long time sys admin but have been away from Solaris for a while.  I
>have a customer that would like to monitor all ftp activity on their
system.
>They need more detailed information that the "-l" option of ftp seems to
>give me(that only seemed to provide me with an IP of the incoming ftp).
>What they want is detailed information like file name and size of the file,
>and even to be able to monitor how far the ftp got if it did not succeed.
I
>don't know of any way to do this.
>Is anyone familiar with a way to get this detailed information or monitors
>that will give you LAN based verbose information?..<<ya I know that would
be
>overkill but for some reason they want that much detail.

>by the way...the box is a small Solaris 2.5 system

>thanks.



 
 
 

ftp/session logging

Post by Gjermund S?rse » Tue, 30 Sep 1997 04:00:00



> > Fellow dilberts,

> >I am a long time sys admin but have been away from Solaris for a while.  I
> >have a customer that would like to monitor all ftp activity on their
> system.
> >They need more detailed information that the "-l" option of ftp seems to
> >give me(that only seemed to provide me with an IP of the incoming ftp).
> >What they want is detailed information like file name and size of the file,
> >and even to be able to monitor how far the ftp got if it did not succeed.
> I
> >don't know of any way to do this.
> >Is anyone familiar with a way to get this detailed information or monitors
> >that will give you LAN based verbose information?..<<ya I know that would
> be
> >overkill but for some reason they want that much detail.

> >by the way...the box is a small Solaris 2.5 system
> >thanks.



You could consider installing the popular wu-ftpd, a replacement for Suns
ftp server that can log all connects, all commands issued, all
downloads/uploads with sizes, destinations and elapsed times.

--
Gjermund S?rseth