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[linux-security] Re: You got some 'splaininn to do Lucy ;-)



On Wed, Jul 28, 1999 at 01:18:52PM -0400, Kirwan Marty wrote:
> We just had a security application vendor come in.  We asked about Linux
> support and he said that putting a security application on top of an
> insecure OS was useless.  When I asked what he meant by insecure he replied
> that Linux does not have a true Auditing capability - as opposed to HP-UX &
> Solaris which they do support.  Can anyone explain to me what he was talking
> about?

He is talking about audit trail. A subset of (the defunct) POSIX.1e standard.
He is correct that Linux does not support auditing. Then again I've yet
to see many application that make use of audting.

> Thanks,
> 
> 
> Marty
> 
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