FTPD Login Logout Cpanel Info in Messages Log

heusdens

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Hi

I'm using WHM 11.38.2 (build 7).

I've noticed these types of info messages approx every 20 minutes in my messages log from var/log

Oct 7 18:00:39 server1 pure-ftpd: ([email protected]) [INFO] New connection from 127.0.0.1
Oct 7 18:00:40 server1 pure-ftpd: ([email protected]) [INFO] __cpanel__service__auth__ftpd__ is now logged in
Oct 7 18:00:40 server1 pure-ftpd: ([email protected]) [INFO] Logout.
I've seen on some places that this refers to chkservd service monitoring. I understand that chkservd checks the processes. By why in does it only show for ftpd in my messages? Why this process only?:confused:

Apologies if this is obvious to most but I'm still learning.

Thanks
 

quietFinn

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chkservd log file is in /var/log/chkservd.log
You see those connection entries in /var/log/messages because pure-ftpd uses /var/log/messages for logging.
If you check for ex. /var/log/exim_mainlog and /var/log/maillog you see similar connections from chkservd.
 

heusdens

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chkservd log file is in /var/log/chkservd.log
You see those connection entries in /var/log/messages because pure-ftpd uses /var/log/messages for logging.
If you check for ex. /var/log/exim_mainlog and /var/log/maillog you see similar connections from chkservd.
Thank you for the clarity.