AUDITCTL(2) BSD System Calls Manual AUDITCTL(2)NAMEauditctl — configure system audit parameters
auditctl(const char *path);
The auditctl() system call directs the kernel to open a new audit trail
log file. It requires an appropriate privilege. The auditctl() system
call opens new files, but auditon(2) is used to 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
The auditctl() system call will fail if:
[EINVAL] The path is invalid.
[EPERM] The process does not have sufficient permission to
complete the operation.
SEE ALSOauditon(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.
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⟩.
BSD April 19, 2005 BSD