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auditctl - Configure system audit parameters



      auditctl - Configure system audit parameters


      #include <bsm/audit.h>
      auditctl(const char *path);


      The auditctl() system call directs the kernel to open a new audit trail
      log file.  auditctl() requires appropriate privilege.  In the FreeBSD
      implementation, auditctl() opens new files, but auditon() is used to dis‐
      able the audit log.  In the Mac OS X implementation, passing NULL to
      auditctl() will disable the audit log.
      auditctl returns 0 on success, or returns -1 on failure, providing addi‐
      tional error information via errno.
      libbsm(3), auditd(8)


      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.
      This manual page was written by Robert Watson 〈〉.


      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.


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