XFERLOG

NAME
DESCRIPTION
FILES
SEE ALSO

NAME

xferlog − FTP server logfile

DESCRIPTION

The xferlog file contains logging information from the FTP server daemon, ftpd(8). This file usually is found in /usr/adm, but can be located anywhere by using a option to ftpd(8). Each server entry is composed of a single line of the following form, with all fields being separated by spaces.

current-time transfer-time remote-host file-size filename transfer-type special-action-flag direction access-mode username service-name authentication-method authenticated-user-id completion-status

current-time

is the current local time in the form "DDD MMM dd hh:mm:ss YYYY". Where DDD is the day of the week, MMM is the month, dd is the day of the month, hh is the hour, mm is the minutes, ss is the seconds, and YYYY is the year.

transfer-time

is the total time in seconds for the transfer.

remote-host

is the remote host name.

file-size

is the size of the transferred file in bytes.

filename

is the name of the transferred file.

transfer-type

is a single character indicating the type of transfer. Can be one of:

a

for an ascii transfer

b

for a binary transfer

special-action-flag

is one or more single

character flags indicating any special action taken. Can be one or more of:

C

file was compressed

U

file was uncompressed

T

file was tar’ed

_

no action was taken

direction

is the direction of the transfer. Can

be one of:

o

outgoing

i

incoming

access-mode

is the method by which the user is

logged in. Can be one of:

a

(anonymous) is for an anonymous guest user.

g

(guest) is for an passworded guest user (see the guestgroup command in ftpaccess(5) ).

r

(real) is for a local authenticated user.

username

is the local username, or if guest, the

ID string given.

service-name

is the name of the service being invoked, usually FTP.

authentication-method

is the method of authentication used. Can be one of:

0

none

1

RFC931 Authentication

authenticated-user-id

is the user id returned by the authentication method. A * is used if an authenticated user id is not available.

completion-status

is a single character indicating the status of the transfer. Can be one of:

c

complete transfer

i

incomplete transfer

FILES

/usr/adm/xferlog

SEE ALSO

ftpd(8), ftpaccess(5)