auditd(1m)auditd(1m)NAMEauditd - Starts the DCE Audit Daemon.
SYNOPSISauditd [-t trail_file] [-a] [-s size] [-wrap] [-w svc_route] [-d
Specifies the pathname of the audit trail file used by the Audit dae‐
mon. The default path of the audit trail file is dcelo‐
cal/var/aud/adm/central_trail. If an audit trail file name (instead of
an absolute pathname) is specified, the file will be created in the
dcelocal/var/aud/adm/ directory. Audits the Audit daemon's control
interface access. Sets a warning threshold on the size of the audit
trail file. The Audit daemon displays a warning message each time an
audit record is appended to the audit trail after the threshold has
been reached. Wraps the recording of audit events to the beginning of
the audit trail file when its size limit is reached. The default
action when the size limit has been reached is to stop auditing. Spec‐
ifies where each level of serviceability messages are routed. The
svc_route argument is divided into three fields, separated by colons -
the level, a routing identifier, and a routing parameter:
See svcroute(5) for possible values for these fields. Specifies debug‐
ging level of sub-components. The debug_level argument contains four
fields separated by a colon:
See svcroute(5) for possible values of these fields.
The auditd command starts the Audit daemon. The Audit daemon must be
run on the host before the audit clients.
The Audit daemon can only service audit clients that are on the host
where it is running. Thus, an Audit daemon must be installed and run
on every host in the cell that has audit clients (audit clients include
DCE servers and user-written application servers).
The Audit daemon has two functions. It maintains the filter files
which are shared by all audit clients running on the host. It also
provides an audit record logging service to these clients.
The Audit daemon runs under the local host's machine principal identity
A DCE Host daemon (dced) must be running on the local host when auditd
is started. Typically, dced and auditd are started at boot time. The
auditd process places itself in the background and sends messages indi‐
cating it is ready to service requests for updating or querying filters
and logging audit records.
You must be logged into a privileged account (cell_admin or a member of
the audit-admin group) to be able to run auditd.
The following example starts the Audit daemon using the default audit
trail file (dcelocal/var/aud/adm/central_trail): $ auditd
The following example starts the Audit daemon and specifies
my_trail_file as the audit trail file. $auditd -t my_trail_file
The following example starts the Audit daemon and specifies where each
level of serviceability messages is going to be routed. $ auditd-w
FATAL:FILE:/dev/console -w NOTICE:FILE:/opt/dcelo‐
The following example starts the Audit daemon and specifies the debug‐
ging level. $ auditd-d 1,esl.9
RELATED INFORMATIONaud(1m), audevents(1m), audfilter(1m), audtrail(1m), dcecp(1m).