NAME         top

       get_auditfail_action - Get failure_action tunable value

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <libaudit.h>

       int get_auditfail_action (int *failmode);

DESCRIPTION         top

       This function gets the failure_action tunable value stored in
       /etc/libaudit.conf. get_auditfail_action should be called after an
       audit_open call returns an error to see what action the admin

       The failure_action value found in /etc/libaudit.conf is copied into
       the failmode argument upon function return.  This value should then
       be used by the calling application to determine what action should be
       taken when the audit subsystem is unavailable.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Upon success, get_auditfail_action returns a zero, and the failmode
       argument will hold the failure_action value.  The possible values for
       failure_action are: FAIL_IGNORE (0), FAIL_LOG (1), and FAIL_TERMINATE
       (2). Upon failure, get_auditfail_action returns a return code of one.

ERRORS         top

       An error is returned if there is an error reading /etc/libaudit.conf
       or if the failure_action tunable is not found in the file.

EXAMPLES         top

              /* Sample code */
              auditfail_t failmode;

              if ((fd = audit_open() ) < 0 ) {
                   fprintf (stderr, "Cannot open netlink audit socket");

                   /* Get the failure_action */
                   if ((rc = get_auditfail_action(&failmode)) == 0) {
                       if (failmode == FAIL_LOG)
                            fprintf (stderr, "Audit subsystem unavailable");
                       else if (failmode == FAIL_TERMINATE)
                            exit (1);
                       /* If failmode == FAIL_IGNORE, do nothing */

SEE ALSO         top

       audit_open(3), auditd(8).

AUTHOR         top

       Lisa M. Smith.

COLOPHON         top

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Linux 2.7                         2006-7-10          GET_AUDITFAIL_ACTION(3)

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