Network Eagle Options

Options: Logging/Trace Logging

General information

You can use this page to specify parameters for logging protocol traces. Protocol traces are available for the SMTP, FTP and HTTP protocols because they are all telnet-based (text-based). Protocol traces will be written to the following files: http.log, smtp.log and ftp.log. These files will be created in the log directory you can specify on the Logging Options page.


Logging protocol traces was developed as a debug feature to help you determine the cause of your check problems. That is why we recommend you the following strategy of using this feature:


Traces of all checks will be logged to one file in the log directory and, therefore, for example, if many checks of the FTP type are started, all the protocol activity of these checks will be written to the corresponding log file simultaneously.

Also, you should bear in mind that your passwords and other security information can be written to these files in plain text (if you use something like the automatic HTTP page login feature or an FTP check without anonymous authentication).

See Also

Options: General, Options: General/Notifications,
Options: Connections, Options: Logging,
Options: SysLog