openssh-5.0p1: sftp transfer logging doesn't appear to work with chroot environment

Damien Miller djm at
Sat May 3 07:40:24 EST 2008

On Thu, 1 May 2008, john wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am running Debian Etch. I've compiled openssh-5.0p1 with pam
> support. I'd like to use a chrooted sftp environment for my users and
> also log their sftp file transfers. Currently file transfer logging
> stops working when I implement a jail.  Logging from within the chroot
> seems like a useful feature. I hope it makes it in sooner rather than
> later.

Have you tried creating a /dev directory in the chroot and arranging
for syslogd to listen on /dev/log there?


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