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

NAME         top

       audispd - an event multiplexor

SYNOPSIS         top

       audispd [-c <config_dir>].SHDESCRIPTION%%%SH%%% 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

       active The options for this are yes or no.

              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

FILES         top

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

SEE ALSO         top

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

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

COLOPHON         top

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Red Hat                           Sept 2007                      AUDISPD:(8)

Pages that refer to this page: audispd.conf(5)audispd-zos-remote(8)auditd(8)