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



NAME
       audispd - an event multiplexor

SYNOPSIS
       audispd

DESCRIPTION
       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  fol-
       lows:


       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 dis-
              patcher 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)