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Pure-ftpd bandwidth monitoring

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ccreighton, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. ccreighton

    ccreighton Active Member

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    Is it a fair assumption the only draw-back to using Pure-ftpd is the lack of bandwidth monitoring?

    Has anyone developed a fix for this?

    How do you monitor clients that utilize Pure-ftp to transfer files, etc.?

    Are there any other concerns/issues before switching from Pro-ftp? Regards.
     
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    *bump*

    (I'm looking for a solution to this, as well)

    Thanks!

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  3. roman

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    So anything transferred when using proftpd is not calculated towards the user's allotted bandwidth?

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    Yep that's about it.
    Cpanel developers sure could insert a workaround so that this traffic could be registered in the user's bandwidth.
    I beleive a simple script to read /var/log/messages, would allow grabbing information on Pure-ftpd transfer activity.

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  5. roman

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    That would be about the only reason why I wouldn't want to use pureftp.. Monitoring ftp bandwidth is a must espcially when you allow anonymous ftp and ftp accounts to be created..
     
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    Considering the number of different formats pure-ftpd supports, couldn't cpanel just make it output to a single log in clf fomat prefixed with the virtual host, and have a script parse it to clfs for each domain/user ?
    Anyone have comments on this method?

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    BUMP


    Do the Cpanel developers plan on working on this issue sometime now???

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    I got an email back from CPanel saying that they're passing the feature request on... Now it's only a matter of time!
     
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    Incognito969 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah whati've learned is that if you actual take the time to put in a feature or bug request they will take action for it.

    duh, should of put in the request then.. :)
     
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    proftpd IS monitored, pureftpd is not.
     
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    * BUMP *

    How about the bandwidth monitoring and new version of Pure-ftpd ?

    Please work on it ;)
     
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    Any update on this? It's been a while since the support team got back to me about the feature request.
     
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    Dmitry M. Active Member

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    Any updates?
     
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    Yes i think this is a rather important thing to work on lol :p

    bump :eek:
     
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    I looked at proftpd and tried to see how it keeps track of bandwidth and I have no idea how anyone could possible duplicate this using pure-ftpd.
     
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    with pure-ftpd offering common-log format like apache, wouldn't the idea being offering the same bandwidth-tracking as apache?
     
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    yeah but I think proftpd logs each user separately according to their domain.
     
  18. perlchild

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    that's a config issue, and even so, so does apache, so having loghandler process pure-ftpd logs should not be such a huge challenge...
    Of course, maybe cpanel just wants to have more small servers(they recommend pure-ftpd on heavily loaded boxes) but get licensing per-server, large or small...
     
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