audispd

AUDISPD:(8)             System Administration Utilities            AUDISPD:(8)



NAME
       audispd - an event multiplexor

SYNOPSIS
       audispd [-c <config_dir>].SHDESCRIPTION audispd is an audit event
       multiplexor. It has to be started by the audit daemon in order to get
       events. It takes audit events and distributes them to child programs
       that want to analyze events in realtime. When the audit daemon receives
       a SIGTERM or SIGHUP, it passes that signal to the dispatcher, too. The
       dispatcher in turn passes those signals to its child processes.

       The child programs install a configuration file in a plugins directory,
       /etc/audisp/plugins.d. Filenames are not allowed to have more than one
       '.' in the name or it will be treated as a backup copy and skipped.
       Options are given one per line with an equal sign between the keyword
       and its value. The available options are as follows:


       active The options for this are yes or no.

       direction
              The option is dictated by the plugin.  In or out are the only
              choices. You cannot make a plugin operate in a way it wasn't
              designed just by changing this option.This option is to give a
              clue to the event dispatcher about which direction events flow.
              NOTE: inbound events are not supported yet.

       path   This is the absolute path to the plugin executable. In the case
              of internal plugins, it would be the name of the plugin.

       type   This tells the dispatcher how the plugin wants to be run.
              Choices are builtin and always.  Builtin should always be given
              for plugins that are internal to the audit event dispatcher.
              These are af_unix and syslog. The option always should be given
              for most if not all plugins. The default setting is always.

       args   This allows you to pass arguments to the child program.
              Generally plugins do not take arguments and have their own
              config file that instructs them how they should be configured.
              At the moment, there is a limit of 2 args.

       format The valid options for this are binary and string.  Binary passes
              the data exactly as the audit event dispatcher gets it from the
              audit daemon. The string option tells the dispatcher to
              completely change the event into a string suitable for parsing
              with the audit parsing library. The default value is string.


FILES
       /etc/audisp/audispd.conf /etc/audisp/plugins.d

SEE ALSO
       audispd.conf(5), auditd(8).

AUTHOR
       Steve Grubb



Red Hat                            Sept 2007                       AUDISPD:(8)