Why FTP record is not displayed from IP History?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Why FTP record is not displayed from IP History?

 

Answer:

 

When a File Transfer is completed a FTP record is generated via SMF and stored in IPLOG. The origin FTP where the File Transfer is initiated received FC (File Transfer Client) and the target FTP where the File Transfer is sent received the FS (File Transfer Server).

 

The FC record has the following format:

 Client File Transfer Details                    
                                                
  Date ..................... 
  Start/End Time ........... 
  User .....................             
  Local Address/Port ....... 
  Remote Address/Port ...... 
  Host Name ................                                          
  Protection Mechanism .....                                         
  Duration .................                                       
  Bytes Transferred ........                                        
  FTP Command ..............                                       
  Last Reply ............... 
  Target File Name .........                  

 

The FS record has the following format:

Server File Transfer Details
                           
  Date .....................
  Start/End Time ...........
  User .....................
  Local Address/Port .......
  Remote Address/Port ......
  Host Name ................
  Login Method .............
  Protection Mechanism .....                             
  Duration .................                      
  FTP Command ..............                        
  Last Reply ...............
  Target File Name .........              

 

The FTP record is not received whenever the SMF TYPE 119 is not configured in the PROFILE TCPIP as described from Netmaster Installation Guide  Chapter 8: Preparing the IBM Communications Server * Generate SMF Records :                                                            
                                                                               
 Note : Only SMF record type 119 is intercepted by the SOLVE SSI region.       
                                                                               
 To ensure SMF records are generated                                           
 ------------------------------------------                                          
                                                                               
 1. Check the PROFILE.TCPIP configuration member

 

     The SMFCONFIG statement lets you specify whether or not SMF records are created for the following:

         * TCP connection start
         * TCP connection end
         * FTP and Telnet client records

      SMFCONFIG TYPE119 TCPINIT TCPTERM FTPCLIENT TN3270CLIENT  
                                                                                
                                                                               
 3. Check the FTP.DATA configuration member to ensure that it contains the following line:

     SMF TYPE119                                                                

     An SMF record will not be created if you omit these parameters.

 

  4. If you have made any changes in step 3, restart the FTP server started task.