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Log streaming: FTP

Fastly's Real-Time Log Streaming feature can send log files to password-protected and anonymous FTP servers.

Adding FTP as a logging endpoint

After Fastly support has enabled the FTP endpoint for your account, follow these instructions to add FTP as a logging endpoint:

  1. Review the information in our Setting Up Remote Log Streaming guide.
  2. Click the FTP logo. The Create a new File Transfer Protocol (FTP) endpoint page appears.

    the create a new ftp endpoint page

  3. Fill out the Create a new File Transfer Protocol (FTP) endpoint fields as follows:

    • In the Description field, type a human-readable name for the endpoint.
    • In the Log format field, optionally type an Apache-style string or VCL variables to use for log formatting. The Apache Common Log format string appears in this field by default.
    • In the Address field, type the hostname or IP address of the FTP server. In the port field, type the port number you're using for FTP (the default is 21).
    • In the Path field, optionally type the path to store the files. The path ends with a trailing slash. If this field is left empty, the files will be saved in the root path.
    • In the User field, type the username used to authenticate to the FTP server. For anonymous access, use the username anonymous.
    • In the Password field, type the password used to authenticate to the FTP server. For anonymous access, use an email address as the password.
    • In the Period field, type an interval (in seconds) to control how frequently your log files are rotated. This value defaults to 3600 seconds
  4. In the Gzip level field of the Advanced Options, optionally type the level of gzip compression you want applied to the log files. You can specify any whole number from 1 (fastest and least compressed) to 9 (slowest and most compressed). This value defaults to 0 (no compression).

  5. Click the Create button to create the new logging endpoint.

  6. Click the Activate button to deploy your configuration changes.


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