[nSLUG] Re: scp logging
John.Cordes at dal.ca
Sun Dec 18 22:35:49 AST 2005
Thanks to both Rich and Paul B. for their remarks on scp
logging issues. It's definitely more complicated than I
imagined at first.
A pared down summary of the postings on this thread is found
> Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 22:21:25 -0400
> From: Paul B <wes902 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Re: scp logging
> The sshd daemon currently has no logging abilities for the exact
> request of the opening post.
> Digging around the man pages for sshd_config
> http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=sshd_config the various
> settings for log_level are:
> In order to provide the exact details of files transferred via
> scp/sftp you will have to patch your sshd with patch like the one at
> http://www.sweb.cz/v_t_m/ There are currently patches there for the
> latest portable OpenSSH.
> On 12/13/05, Rich <budman85 at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> > Here is what I found, scp is controlled by sshd, so you need to make
> > sure the syslog options are enabled:
> > look for the the sshd_config on your system
> > /etc or /etc/ssh
> > Look for the SyslogFacility and LogLevel options
> > see what their values are, these will be used in syslog.conf
> > uncomment them if they are commented out, then restart sshd
> > On Tue, 2005-12-13 at 16:02 -0400, John Cordes wrote:
> > > No, I never did receive any useful replies to my
> > > postings re scp logging on May 23/05
> > > (http://nslug.ns.ca/pipermail/nslug/2005-May/008328.html
> > > and
> > > http://nslug.ns.ca/pipermail/nslug/2005-May/008335.html)
> > >
> > > I wrote then, amongst other things: "What linux
> > > programs would allow for this kind of scp connection?"
> > >
> > > except for this from my son Peter:
> > >
> > > "sftp. Or he could have used scp cordes.ca:dirname/*
> > > ., since scp can expand wildcards on the remote
> > > machine. But I'd assume he used sftp, or a graphical
> > > frontend for it. Maybe rsync can work without showing
> > > as a login session."
> > > And that's all I know, I'm afraid.
> > >
> > > On 12/9/05, Bob McLaren <BobMcLaren at fssi-ca.com> wrote:
> > > > Hi John, I read your May 23rd posting and I am
> > > > completely baffled that nobody seems to care that scp
> > > > does not support logging. Did you ever find a way to
> > > > implement it? Any feedback or pointers would be most
> > > > appreciated.
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