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auditd - audit log management daemon

 

NAME

      auditd - audit log management daemon
 

SYNOPSIS

      auditd [-d]
 

DESCRIPTION

      The auditd daemon responds to requests from the audit(8) utility and
      notifications from the kernel.  It manages the resulting audit log files
      and specified log file locations.
 
      The options are as follows:
 
      -d      Starts the daemon in debug mode — it will not daemonize.
 

NOTE

      To assure uninterrupted audit support, the auditd daemon should not be
      started and stopped manually.  Instead, the audit(8) command should be
      used to inform the daemon to change state/configuration after altering
      the audit_control file.
 
      Sending a SIGTERM to a running auditd daemon will force it to exit.
 

FILES

      /var/audit  Default directory for storing audit log files.
 

COMPATIBILITY

      The historical -h and -s flags are now configured using audit_control(5)
      policy flags ahlt and cnt, and are no longer available as arguments to
      auditd.
      audit(4), audit_control(5), audit(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.
 

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