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

NAME
     auditd -- audit log management daemon

SYNOPSIS
     auditd [-dhs]

DESCRIPTION
     The auditd daemon responds to requests from the audit(1) 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.

     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
     auditd(8).

NOTE
     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.

     Sending a SIGTERM to a running auditd daemon will force it to exit.

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

SEE ALSO
     audit(8)

AUTHORS
     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.

HISTORY
     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.

FreeBSD 6.2                    January 24, 2004                    FreeBSD 6.2

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