How to secure FTP mainframe log?

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Hello everyone, 

I am working with an FTP client. But I am facing a problem with the FTP mainframe log. I don't understand how to secure FTP mainframe log? Please help me with this.

Thanks in advance.

Answered By 0 points N/A #158566

How to secure FTP mainframe log?


Hi Donald,


To secure your FTP logs you need to have proper understanding of:

  1. Mainframe FTP Security tools. And
  2. Hot to apply them.


So what basically is a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) on the mainframe? A mainframe FTP is a standard FTP that talks to every other standard FTP on every platform. Since mainframe FTP runs only on mainframe it has several additional security tools readily available. Mainframe FTP is the most secure FTP on any of the available platform anywhere.


In general FTP is used to transfer files among different types of computer, including windows, linux and other OS. A part of it runs on TCP/IP with security advantage on Mainframe. A mainframe FTP transfers both MVS and USS file. It uses get and put to download and upload files.


The mainframe security software SAF rules can be divided into 2 parts:

-Terminal used to control IP based activity of the users.

-ServerAuth used to control access the UNIX file system, to give ports, to give IP addresses, to the network itself, to FTP.

-In RACF the user attribute RESTRICTED



Mainframes support both kind of encryption

SSL and TSL, along with Kerberos and IPSEC.


Hope this helps!

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