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Re: auditspd

Ameel Kamboh wrote:
I was trying to find more information about auditspd and
What it is and what it is used for.
I am trying to evaluate the impact of this as a dispatcher when using other
3rd part HIDS tools.

I think you mean audispd. Steve Grubb can probably give you more complete information as this is an area that has been under active development and the facilities available depend on the version.

In the current state one connects to a UNIX domain socket (/var/run/audispd_events) and you read audit records one per line. The audit records need to be assembled into audit events. The auparse library is a good tool for this purpose and has a 'feed' interface where one can read N bytes off the socket and be called back when a complete event is seen. There is also a python module supporting this interface.

Steve has also added support for 'plugins', a module which rather than reading off the audispd socket will be fed the same data via stdin.

I took a look at the audit website http://people.redhat.com/sgrubb/audit but it looks like some of the info is out of date, especially the real time link.

What one does with the audit events after you've read them is up to you.

John Dennis <jdennis redhat com>

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