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know about audit.d ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ngchandak, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. ngchandak

    ngchandak Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    the audit.d folder is using 25 gb of space(under /var/log/audit.d), that contain save.1 to save 999 files, I have opened that files but contain unreadable format, help me to understand what this means and for what that files be use.. ?
     
  2. DeepakW

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    Hello Ngchandak,

    audit.d is used by the laus application. Laus is the Linux Audit application which allows you to keep an audit of certain command executions. You can remove it using following command :

    rpm -e laus
    rm -Rf /var/spool/audit.d/

    For more information about Laus go through following URL :
    http://www-curri.u-strasbg.fr/docum...an7/laus.7.html
     
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    ngchandak Well-Known Member

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    hi, deepak thanx but can you please explain me what is laus application ?
     
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    He's already said :) Laus is the linux audit subsystem - for more information search Google. That said, there's little point in running it and it can definitely make your server unstable, especially running the likes of cPanel on it. I'd also recommend that you remove it, though the instructions are actually not complete as quoted above and won't leave your server in a great state. Follow this post:
    http://forums.cpanel.net/showpost.php?p=209739&postcount=3
     
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