Proftp server

Sanjuro sanjuroe at
Fri Nov 29 02:14:24 PST 2002

I think adding:

ExtendedLog /var/log/ftp.log auth

to your ProFTPd config file will do the trick.

For more info, see:


The Cheeze wrote:
> I know proftpd isnt in the blfs book, but I thought I'd ask anyways. I
> have proftpd installed and it works great. I have no problems running or
> configuring it. My question is about logs. I know that it maintains a
> transfer log in /var/log/xferlog and that from /var/log/daemon.log I can
> read some info about what has been going on with the server. The one
> thing I was looking at, though, is that when browsing
> /var/log/daemon.log it tells me when people connect/disconnect and what
> ip address they connected from and if someone tries to connect with an
> invalid username, it mentions it. What I want to know as well is if they
> connect with a valid username is there somewhere it is logged what valid
> usernames logged in too. Allow me to illustrate:
> If someone connects with an invalid username, this shows up
> Nov 27 10:36:45 cheezenix proftpd[3370]:
> ([]) - no such user
> 'anonymous'
> But if someone uses connects using a valid username or presumably no
> user at all I only get messages as to when the session opens and closes,
> no message about what user logged on. Is there anywhere that valid
> logins are logged?
> Thanks, and sorry for making this email so long, I hadn't intended it to
> be.

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