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I am looking to run a (freeware if possible) service which scans a FTP server for changes, emailing certain recipients when certain folders have new files added. Server side would be best, but client side is also fine?

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Which operating system does the FTP daemon run on? –  joschi Jun 28 '10 at 8:47

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Depending on the OS you could just use a program like Tripwire to check for any type of changes. OSSEC also works on Linux and Windows, and you can tell it specific files/folders to do "integrity checks" and email if anything changes. OSSEC has a lot of other capabilities to that you'll probably just want to turn off if the changes is the only information you need.

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inotify, dnotify, gfilemonitor, pushsite....there's lots. Can you be a bit more specific about the operating system and ftp server software and whether the monitor is intended to reside on the same machine as the ftp server or poll remotely.


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