Monitoring the FTP Server

You can use the dir command to monitor files on the FTP server. You can use the show ftp-server and show users commands to monitor settings of the FTP server. This topic describes the following:

Monitoring the Information about the FTP Server

Purpose

Display information about the FTP server.

Action

To display information about the FTP server:

host1#show ftp-server
FTP Server state: enabled, 0 open connections
Statistics since server was last started:
        attempts: 32
        failed hosts: 5
        failed users: 7
Statistics since last system reload:
        attempts: 35
        failed hosts: 5
        failed users: 8

Meaning

Table 67 lists the show ftp-server command output fields.

Table 67: show ftp-server Output Fields

Field Name

Field Description

FTP Server state

Status of the FTP server: enabled or disabled

Open connections

Number of open connections to the FTP server

Statistics since server was last started

Data about the connection attempts since you enabled the FTP server:

  • attempts—Number of attempts to connect
  • failed hosts—Number of connection attempts that failed because of disallowed host addresses
  • failed users—Number of connection attempts that failed because users were not authenticated

Statistics since last system reload

Data about the connection attempts since you last booted the system:

  • attempts—Number of attempts to connect
  • failed hosts—Number of connection attempts that failed because of disallowed host addresses
  • failed users—Number of connection attempts that failed because users were not authenticated

Monitoring User Information of the vty Lines

Purpose

Display information about users of the vty lines.

Action

To display information about users of the vty lines:

host1#show users
 line                             connected
number     line name      user       from      connected since
------   --------------   -----   ----------   ----------------
0*       console 0                console      02/12/2001 19:57
4        vty 3 (ftp)      fred    10.10.0.64   02/12/2001 20:04
5        vty 4 (telnet)           10.10.0.64   02/12/2001 20:04
Note: '*' indicates current user.

To display detailed information about users of the vty lines:

host1#show users detail
 line                             connected                          idle
number     line name      user       from       connected since      time
------   --------------   ----   ------------   ----------------   --------
0        console 0               console        08/14/2003 08:01   00:23:50
1*       vty 0 (telnet)          10.10.120.90   08/15/2003 10:37
 line    virtual   privilege
number   router      level      current command
------   -------   ---------   -----------------
0        default   10
1*       default   10          show users detail
Note: '*' indicates current user. 

Meaning

Table 68 lists the show users command output fields.

Table 68: show users Output Fields

Field Name

Field Description

line number

Number of the line to which the user is connected

line name

Name of the line, the service the line offers, and the relative line number

user

Name of the user

connected from

Location or IP address of the user

connected since

Date and time that the user connected to the line

idle time

Amount of time it has been since an entry was made from this line (detail only)

virtual router

Virtual router used by this line user (detail only)

privilege level

Privilege level of this line user (detail only)

current command

Command currently being executed by the user over this line (detail only)

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