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Bug 129941 - vsftpd logs do not rotate by default.
vsftpd logs do not rotate by default.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vsftpd (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Martin Nagy
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-08-14 18:50 EDT by Chris Carr
Modified: 2016-07-26 19:46 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2008-02-01 07:38:11 EST
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Description Chris Carr 2004-08-14 18:50:58 EDT
Description of problem:
Default RPM install contains file /etc/logrotate.d/vsftpd.log which
/var/log/vsftpd.log {
    # ftpd doesn't handle SIGHUP properly

However, the default behavior for the daemon is to write to
/var/log/xferlog -- not to /var/log/vsftpd.log. No logrotate config
file is provided for /var/log/xferlog.

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How reproducible:
Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0, selecting the FTP Server package
in the process. Start the vsftpd daemon. Transfer a few files. Observe
that transfer activity is logged to /var/log/xferlog. Wait a week.
Observe that /var/log/xferlog has not been rotated.

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Actual results:
logrotate config contains directive to rotate /var/log/vsftpd.log.
/var/log/xferlog grows indefinitely without being rotated.

Expected results:
logrotate config should contain directive to rotate /var/log/xferlog;
or daemon should log to /var/log/vsftpd.log. I prefer the former behavior.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Radek Vokal 2004-08-23 04:03:20 EDT
Logging was fixed in vsftpd-2.0.1.
Comment 2 Martin Nagy 2008-02-01 07:38:11 EST
I'm sorry but for RHEL-3 we currently only fix regressions and mission critical
bug. Hence closing as WONTFIX.

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