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XFERLOG(5)		      File Formats Manual		    XFERLOG(5)

       xferlog - ProFTPD server	logfile

       The  xferlog file contains logging information from the FTP server dae-
       mon, proftpd(8).	 This file usually is found in /var/log	but can	be lo-
       cated  anywhere	by  using  a proftpd(8)	configuration directive.  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	 file-
	      name   transfer-type   special-action-flag   direction   access-
	      mode   username	service-name   authentication-method   authen-
	      ticated-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.	 If the	 file-
			   name	 contains  any	spaces	or control characters,
			   each	such character is replaced  by	an  underscore
			   ('_') character.

       transfer-type	   is a	single character indicating the	type of	trans-
			   fer.	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
				  d	    deleted

       access-mode	   is  the  method by which the	user is	logged in. Can
			   be one of:
				  a	    (anonymous)	is  for	 an  anonymous
					    guest user.
				  r	    (real)  is	for  a local authenti-
					    cated user.

       username		   is the local	username, or if	guest, the  ID	string

       service-name	   is  the  name of the	service	being invoked, usually

			   is the method of authentication used.  Can  be  one
				  0	    none
				  1	    RFC931 Authentication

			   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

       ProFTPD is written and maintained by a number of	people,	 full  credits
       can be found on


       Full  documentation  on	ProFTPD,  including configuration and FAQs, is
       available at

       For  help/support,  try	the  ProFTPD  mailing	lists,	 detailed   on

       Report bugs at



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