- Plesk Onyx
Logs related to ProFTPD are not generated after upgrade to Plesk Onyx 17.8.
Why do ProFTPd logs are not being generated anymore?
Since the upgrade to the version 17.8.11, Plesk uses ProFTPd 1.3.6.
Since the version 1.3.6, ProFTPd has the default syslog level set to NOTICE, instead of DEBUG default log level used previously.
The release notes can be found here
Logging formats or mechanisms may be modified in the future.
This behavior was most likely changed due to the implementation of GDPR as ProFTPd uses
syslog as a backend and
journald is placed instead of the
syslog in all systemd-based OS.
journald also does not support input filtering.
This was also been registered as bug, as it was creating a higher load: Bug 3983 - Change default SyslogLevel to be NOTICE rather than DEBUG
Note: Plesk does not configure logging level for this component and therefore, the decision on log level changes is ProFTPd development side.
If needed, in order to return previous behavior, the following article may be used: