Feature Request: remote SFTP/SSH login (linux)

6 discussion posts
Could it be possible in the future to login to a remote directory with SSH/SFTP on linux?

I also see some caveats, like when you login as root but you need to sudo (su) your way in to actualy look the log files.

But the linux admin could make a cronjob to make a copy of the logs in the roots /home/.. etc etc.

I now create a tarbal in my /home/, copy that with SFTP to my local machine, unzip it and then look at it with logfusion..

Any suggestions to make my life easier is welcome.. (and no I dont have xserver running so can not connect to a remote desktop to use the many linux GUI log view applications)..

Type and ready you later,
Mar 7, 2013  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Interesting idea Pieter! So basically, LogFusion would just connect, show a list of log files, and then when you select one, it downloads it to a local cache and opens it?
Mar 8, 2013  • #2
6 discussion posts
It would make my life easier if that was possible!
Mar 8, 2013  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Ok, cool, just wanted to make sure I put the correct request on our list

Mar 8, 2013  • #4
2 discussion posts
I really want it too =)!!!
Apr 4, 2013 (modified Apr 4, 2013)  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
@David: I've added your vote, thanks!
Apr 4, 2013  • #6
Mathias Lustig
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Keith, would you please add my vote, too?
I'm working at a large hospital, where our server farm consists of 50% linux boxes so it would be really nice to have an integrated ssh / sftp client to select and download remote logs from linux boxes from within logfusion. Currently I have to deal with WinSCP to get my logs downloaded and then use logfusion to analyze them.

Greetings and thanks from Germany,


@David: I've added your vote, thanks!
Jan 20, 2014  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Vote added, thanks
Jan 20, 2014  • #8
1 discussion post
I'm highly counting on this feature. Please help and prioritize.
Jul 22, 2015 (modified Jul 22, 2015)  • #9
12 discussion posts
It would be preferable to perform a live tail thru SSH and not a local cached copy.
Aug 13, 2015  • #10
6 discussion posts
Just wondering if anyone's tried using a tool like Swish (http://www.swish-sftp.org/) to map a network drive so that LogFusion can monitor the files live.

UPDATE: 2016-05-23 Whilst Swish does work nicely with Explorer and can present "Copy as Path" etc, LogFusion reports "no such interface" when trying to list *.log in a directory mapped by Swish and it won't open the file with the full path given, either.
Conclusion: Not a workable option at this time.
Apr 7, 2016 (modified May 23, 2016)  • #11
Sun W. Kim
28 discussion posts
you could try webdrive, rsync or scp that runs in a loop, or btsync to sync a folder of your choice. lot of ways to do this in the mean time.
May 24, 2016  • #12
SacredSkull's profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I'd like this feature too. As a work around I'm just sharing my log folder over Samba with authentication as a networked drive; works pretty well.
Jun 7, 2016  • #13
Luis P.
5 discussion posts
It is now December 2020. Where is this functionality at? Is there a workaround? I work for a computer that makes Linux appliances. If I could get $1 for every registered license of this, I could retire and volunteer my time working for you, for free.
Luis P.
Dec 20, 2020  • #14
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Still open our list, no ETA, but it's not likely something that we'll be able to implement in the near future.
Dec 23, 2020  • #15
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