SUMMARY2: /bin/last and wu-ftpd-2.4: connections recordings: HOW ?

From: Christophe DIARRA (
Date: Thu Nov 05 1998 - 05:54:51 CST

in my previous summary, I told you how I have solved my problem (see bellow
after the signature).

Since, I received mails from Tony and Michael. I include their messages here
because Tony gives a good wu-ftpd URL and Michael corrects one mistake
about the location of the xferlog file when using his wu-ftpd package
(SUN '.pkg' format).

------------------- Message from Tony Nicholson ------------------------

>From Nov 5 12:01:07 1998
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 09:50:42 +1100
From: Tony Nicholson <>
To: Christophe DIARRA <>
Subject: Re: /bin/last and wu-ftpd-2.4: connections recordings: HOW ?


> Thanks for your answer.

> I tried to transfer
> but
> is empty.

You will not see the files in this directory - because they are
"hidden". This site ( ) is the host site for the
development of wu-ftpd. I'm including a copy of the announcement for
this version below.

You should try transferring the file without looking for it with the
directory command. If that fails, you can get it from our ftp server at



--------------------------- Message from Michael Wang -----------------------

>From Nov 5 12:00:57 1998
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 20:18:02 -0500
From: Michael Wang <>
Subject: Re: SUMMARY: /bin/last and wu-ftpd-2.4: connections recordings: HOW ?


xferlog works with my package. But since I changed source code
it is in a different location, /opt/local/log/xferlog. But I am
glad that your problem is resolved.

Christophe DIARRA
Institut de Physique Nucleaire
Bat 100 - S2I
91406 ORSAY Cedex
Tel: (33) 1 69 15 65 60
Fax: (33) 1 69 15 64 70

------------------------------- FIRST SUMMARY ------------------------------

>From diarra@ipno.in2p3.frThu Nov 5 12:00:24 1998
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 19:39:52 +0100 (MET)
From: Christophe DIARRA <>
To: SUN Managers <>
Subject: SUMMARY: /bin/last and wu-ftpd-2.4: connections recordings: HOW ?


My problem is solved now. /bin/last shows all the ftp connections and I have
all the transfers logged as before in /var/adm/messages and in
/var/adm/xferlog. You will find my first message at the end of this mail.

Thanks to the following persons for their answers:

Tony Nicholson <>
Wales Wong <>
Anita Kirby <>
Michael Wang <>

Michael Wang has an intersting wu-ftpd package in SUN pkgadd format
(ULwuftp.pkg). You can get it at: .
It works and is easy to install. I tried it but had problems to log transfers
in /var/adm/xferlog. Logging transfers in /var/adm/messages works and the last
command shows the ftp connections.

Finally I transfered wu-ftpd-2.4.2-beta-18 as suggested by Tony Nicholson. You
can get it at:

I start ftpd with the -l and -a options in /etc/inetd.conf and I changed
'#define USE_ETC' to '#define USE_LOCAL_ETC' before running
'build sol' in wu-ftpd-2.4.2-beta-18-vr10/ because my ftpd config files ares
stored in /usr/local/etc .

Now every thing is working.



First post:

>I am using wu-ftpd-2.4 on Solaris 2.6 but when I run the /bin/last
>command, it does not show the ftp connections.
>When using SUN ftpd, /bin/last give me some thing like (what I need):
>ftp ftp interhost Thu Oct 29 13:33 - down (1+03:28)
>How to get the same behaviour with wu-ftpd-2.4.
>I have all the details of wu-ftpd-2.4 activities in /var/adm/messages and
>/var/adm/xferlog. /usr/adm/wtmp is updated by wu-ftpd but not
>Thanks in advance for your answer .

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