xferlog - FTP server logfile
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
current-time transfer-time remote-host file-
size filename transfer-type special-action-
flag direction access-mode username ser
vice-name authentication-method authenticated-
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
remote-host is the remote host name.
file-size is the size of the transferred file in
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:
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 ftpac
r (real) is for a local
username is the local username, or if guest,
the ID string given.
service-name is the name of the service being
invoked, usually FTP.
is the method of authentication used.
Can be one of:
1 RFC931 Authentication
is the user id returned by the authen
tication method. A * is used if an
authenticated user id is not avail
completion-status is a single character indicating the
status of the transfer. Can be one
c complete transfer
i incomplete transfer