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auditctl - configure system audit parameters

 

NAME

      auditctl - configure system audit parameters
 

SYNOPSIS

      #include <bsm/audit.h>
 
      int
      auditctl(const char *path);
 

DESCRIPTION

      The auditctl() system call directs the kernel to open a new audit trail
      log file.  It requires an appropriate privilege.  In the FreeBSD imple‐
      mentation, auditctl() opens new files, but auditon(2) is used to disable
      the audit log.  In the Mac OS X implementation, passing NULL to
      auditctl() will disable the audit log.
      Upon successful completion, the value 0 is returned; otherwise the
      value -1 is returned and the global variable errno is set to indicate the
      error.
      auditon(2), libbsm(3), auditd(8)
 

HISTORY

      The OpenBSM implementation was created by McAfee Research, the security
      division of McAfee Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc. in 2004.
      It was subsequently adopted by the TrustedBSD Project as the foundation
      for the OpenBSM distribution.
 

AUTHORS

      This software was created by McAfee Research, the security research divi‐
      sion of McAfee, Inc., under contract to Apple Computer Inc.  Additional
      authors include Wayne Salamon, Robert Watson, and SPARTA Inc.
 
      The Basic Security Module (BSM) interface to audit records and audit
      event stream format were defined by Sun Microsystems.
 
      This manual page was written by Robert Watson 〈rwatson@FreeBSD.org〉.
 

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