FTP session logging disabled (UNIX)

Module: Network Integrity

This check reports systems where FTP session logging is not enabled. The check examines the FTP command line parameters in the inetd.conf or xinetd.conf file and checks for correct configuration entries in the syslog.conf file. Depending on the operating system, session logging may record session times, user account names, transferred file names, and session login failures.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for FTP session logging disabled

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information


Category: Change Notification

UNIX (6419)

Title: FTP session logging not configured

Description:FTP session logging is not correctly configured on the agent system. To enable session logging, the FTP daemon must be started with the -l parameter in the inetd.conf or xinetd.conf file. Facilities and priorities must also be accurately identified in the syslog.conf file.

Severity: yellow-1

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

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