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AUDITD(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		     AUDITD(8)

     auditd — audit log management daemon

     auditd [-d | -l]

     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.

     -l	     This option is for when auditd is configured to start on-demand
	     using launchd(8).

     Optionally, the audit review group "audit" may be created.	 Non-privi‐
     leged users that are members of this group may read the audit trail log

     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.

     If auditd is started on-demand by launchd(8) then auditing should only be
     started and stopped with audit(8).

     On Mac OS X, auditd uses the asl(3) API for writing system log messages.
     Therefore, only the audit administrator and members of the audit review
     group will be able to read the system log entries.

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

     /etc/security  The directory containing the auditing configuration files
		    audit_class(5), audit_control(5), audit_event(5), and

     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

     asl(3), libauditd(3), audit(4), audit_class(5), audit_control(5),
     audit_event(5), audit_warn(5), audit(8), launchd(8)

     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.

BSD			       December 11, 2008			   BSD

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