audispd.conf - the audit event dispatcher configuration file


   audispd.conf  is  the file that controls the configuration of the audit
   event dispatcher. Each line should contain one  configuration  keyword,
   an   equal   sign,  and  then  followed  by  appropriate  configuration
   information. All option names and  values  are  case  insensitive.  The
   keywords recognized are listed and described below. Each line should be
   limited to 160 characters or the line will  be  skipped.  You  may  add
   comments to the file by starting the line with a '#' character.

          This  is a numeric value that tells how big to make the internal
          queue of the audit event dispatcher.  A  bigger  queue  lets  it
          handle  a flood of events better, but could hold events that are
          not processed when the daemon is terminated. If you get messages
          in syslog about events getting dropped, increase this value. The
          default value is 80.

          This  option  determines  how  the  daemon   should   react   to
          overflowing its internal queue. When this happens, it means that
          more events are being received than it  can  get  rid  of.  This
          error  means  that  it  is  going  to lose the current event its
          trying to  dispatch.  It  has  the  following  choices:  ignore,
          syslog, suspend, single, and halt.  If set to ignore, the audisp
          daemon does nothing.  syslog means that it will issue a  warning
          to  syslog.   suspend  will  cause  the  audisp  daemon  to stop
          processing events. The daemon will still be  alive.  The  single
          option  will  cause the audisp daemon to put the computer system
          in single user mode.  halt option will cause the  audisp  daemon
          to shutdown the computer system.

          This  is  a  non-negative  number  that  tells  the  audit event
          dispatcher how much of a priority boost  it  should  take.  This
          boost  is  in  addition  to  the  boost  provided from the audit
          daemon. The default is 4. No change is 0.

          This is  a  non-negative  number  that  tells  the  audit  event
          dispatcher  how  many  times  it  can  try  to restart a crashed
          plugin. The default is 10.

          This option controls how computer node names are  inserted  into
          the  audit  event  stream.  It  has the following choices: none,
          hostname, fqd, numeric, and user.  None means that  no  computer
          name  is  inserted  into  the audit event.  hostname is the name
          returned by the gethostname syscall. The fqd means that it takes
          the  hostname  and  resolves  it  with dns for a fully qualified
          domain name of that machine.  Numeric is similar to  fqd  except
          it  resolves  the  IP  address of the machine.  User is an admin
          defined string from the name option. The default value is none.

   name   This is the admin defined string that identifies the machine  if
          user is given as the name_format option.




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