ftpmail(1)



ftpmail(1)                  General Commands Manual                 ftpmail(1)

NAME
       ftpmail  -  FIFO-based  Perl  script for sending email based on proftpd
       TransferLog

SYNOPSIS
       ftpmail [ --help ] [ --fifo fifo-path ]  [  --from  email-address  ]  [
       --log  xferlog-file  ] [ --recipient email-address ] [ --subject email-
       subject ] [ --smtp-server server-address ] [ --attach-file ]  [  --auth
       smtp-auth-info-file  ] [ --ignore-users regex-pattern ] [ --watch-users
       regex-pattern ]

DESCRIPTION
       ftpmail is a Perl script designed to  read  ProFTPD's  TransferLog  log
       entries, watching for uploads, and to send an automatic email notifica-
       tion when uploads occur.  To use ftpmail , you configure  your  proftpd
       daemon  to  write  its  TransferLog to a FIFO; the ftpmail program is a
       FIFO reading program which then processes those log messages.

OPTIONS
       --help      Display a short usage description, including all  available
                   options.

       --attach-file
                   If  used, this will cause a copy of the uploaded file to be
                   included, as an attachment, in the generated email.

       --auth smtp-auth-info-file
                   Configures the path to a file containing  SMTP  authentica-
                   tion  information.   The  configured  file should look like
                   this:
                          user      username
                          password  password

       --fifo fifo-path
                   Indicates the path to the FIFO to which proftpd is  writing
                   its  TransferLog.   That is, this is the path that you used
                   for the TransferLog directive in your  proftpd.conf.   This
                   parameter is REQUIRED.

       --from email-address
                   Specifies  the  email  address  to  use  in  the From email
                   header.  This parameter is REQUIRED.

       --ignore-users regex-pattern
                   Specifies a Perl regular expression.  If the uploading user
                   name matches this regular expression, then an email notifi-
                   cation is NOT sent; otherwise, an email is sent.

       --log xferlog-path
                   Since this script reads the TransferLog  using  FIFOs,  the
                   actual  TransferLog  file  is  not written by default.  Use
                   this option to write the normal TransferLog file, in  addi-
                   tion to watching for uploads.

       --recipient email-address
                   Specifies  an email address to which to send an email noti-
                   fication of the upload.  This option can be  used  multiple
                   times to specify multiple recipients.  AT LEAST ONE recipi-
                   ent is REQUIRED.

       --smtp-server server-address
                   Specifies the SMTP server to which to send the email.  This
                   parameter is REQUIRED.

       --subject subject
                   Specify  a  custom Subject email header for the email sent.
                   The default Subject is:
                          User '$user' uploaded file '$file' via FTP

       --watch-users regex-pattern
                   Specifies a Perl regular expression.  If the uploading user
                   name matches this regular expression, then an email notifi-
                   cation is sent; otherwise, no email is sent.

FILES
       /var/log/xferlog

AUTHORS
       ProFTPD is written and maintained by a number of people,  full  credits
       can be found on http://www.proftpd.org/credits.html

SEE ALSO
       proftpd(8), xferlog(5)

       Full  documentation  on  ProFTPD,  including configuration and FAQs, is
       available at http://www.proftpd.org/

       For  help/support,  try  the  ProFTPD  mailing   lists,   detailed   on
       http://www.proftpd.org/lists.html

       Report bugs at http://bugs.proftpd.org/

                                  March 2011                        ftpmail(1)

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