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xferlog format:

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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

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 transfered file in bytes.

filename is the name of the transfered 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 in logged in. Can be one of:
  • a (anonymous) is for an
anonymous guest user.
  • g (guest) is for an pass-
worded 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.
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