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# 1  
Old 03-27-2008
viewing ftp client logs

Hi All

Is there any linux log file that captures invalid ftp login attempts in client side? I'm trying to come up with a script that will send an email to owners stating the number of invalid password login attempt when logging in to the ftp server.

its like,

1. i'm in client side...then I ftp to 192.xxx.xxx.xxx IP
login: ftp_root
password: XXXXXX
-Invalid password

login: ftp_root
password: XXXXXX
-Invalid password

login: ftp_root
password: XXXXXX
-Correct password
#

***PS, what I want to capture is the number of login attempts by ftp_root

anyone got any idea where to check this? vsftpd.log doesn't show these. Anyone? Smilie
# 2  
Old 03-27-2008
Depends on the client -- what are you using? -- but I have never seen a client which kept logs like that. Anyway, I would be looking at the server-side logs.
# 3  
Old 03-27-2008
I think lftp has such client log files, but cannot be 100% sure, I don't have it handy to check. What I have is "ncftp" :
cd $HOME/.ncftp
Listing the files will reveal "history" file and "trace" file :
history holds all the commands executed, and trace looks like this :

Quote:
SESSION STARTED at: 2008-03-11 11:14:20 EET +0200
Program Version: NcFTP 3.2.1/349 Jul 29 2007, 09:55 AM
Library Version: LibNcFTP 3.2.1 (August 13, 2007)
Process ID: 5687
Platform: linux-x86-glibc2.6
Hostname: myhost.mycompany.net (rc=2)
Terminal: xterm
11:14:20 Fw: Type: 0 User: Pass: (none) Port: 0
11:14:20 FwExceptions: .mycompany.net,localdomain
11:14:22 > help

11:14:23 >

11:14:23 >

11:14:23 >

11:14:23 >

SESSION ENDED at: Tue Mar 11 11:14:28 2008
That's all I can think of, HTH.

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