audit_set_enabled(3) — Linux manual page


AUDIT_SET_ENABLED(3)         Linux Audit API        AUDIT_SET_ENABLED(3)

NAME         top

       audit_set_enabled - Enable or disable auditing

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <libaudit.h>

       int audit_set_enabled(int fd, uint32_t enabled);

DESCRIPTION         top

       audit_set_enabled is used to control whether or not the audit
       system is active. When the audit system is enabled (enabled set
       to 1), every syscall will pass through the audit system to
       collect information and potentially trigger an event.

       If the audit system is disabled (enabled set to 0), syscalls do
       not enter the audit system and no data is collected. There may be
       some events generated by MAC subsystems like SE Linux even though
       the audit system is disabled. It is possible to suppress those
       events, too, by adding an audit rule with flags set to

RETURN VALUE         top

       The return value is <= 0 on error, otherwise it is the netlink
       sequence id number. This function can have any error that sendto
       would encounter.

SEE ALSO         top

       audit_add_rule_data(3), auditd(8).

AUTHOR         top

       Steve Grubb

COLOPHON         top

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Red Hat                         Oct 2006            AUDIT_SET_ENABLED(3)

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