audit_open(3) — Linux manual page


AUDIT_OPEN(3)                  Linux Audit API                 AUDIT_OPEN(3)

NAME         top

       audit_open - Open a audit netlink socket connection

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <libaudit.h>

       int audit_open (void);

DESCRIPTION         top

       audit_open creates a NETLINK_AUDIT socket for communication with the
       kernel part of the Linux Audit Subsystem. The audit system uses the
       ACK feature of netlink. This means that every message to the kernel
       will return a netlink status packet even if the operation succeeds.

RETURN VALUE         top

       Returns -1 if an error occurs; otherwise, the return value is a
       descriptor referencing the socket.

ERRORS         top

       The audit_open() function may fail and set errno for any of the
       errors specified for the socket(2) and fcntl(2) routines.

SEE ALSO         top


AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

COLOPHON         top

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Red Hat                           Oct 2006                     AUDIT_OPEN(3)

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