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Re: audit log not being rotated



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On 09/04/2010 02:30 PM, Mike Williams wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 4, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Dominick Grift <domg472 gmail com> wrote:
> 
>> On Sat, Sep 04, 2010 at 01:24:33PM -0400, Mike Williams wrote:
>>>
>>> Any idea why one box out of three would behave differently?  It is a
>>> worrisome difference.
>>
>> Audit does not use logrotate to rotate logs. I think it does that itself.
>> See /etc/audit/auditd.conf
>> Also the log can be rotated by running the auditd rc script: service auditd
>> rotate
>>
>>
> After lots of digging and, confirmed by your response, I now realize that
> logrotate is not being used.  The cron file I mentioned uses the command you
> mentioned (service auditd rotate) to rotate the logs.
> 
> I just compared /etc/auditd.conf and /etc/audit.rules on the system that was
> not rotating logs with one of the ones that has been rotating audit.log and
> they are identical.
> 
> So, for me, my original question remains a puzzle.  Why did it just work on
> two out of three boxes, but require adding a cron job to do "service auditd
> rotate" on the the third.  Murphy's Law is in force here, the system that
> has not been rotating the logs is the one that is the most important, at
> least in terms of the number of people who use it.
> 
> Mainly I'm concerned about what will happen on the update to f14, since the
> misbehaving system is now fixed.
> 
> Mike
> 
> 
> 
> 
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