[CentOS] Interpreting audit logs?

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Mon Oct 29 09:48:44 UTC 2007


Scott Ehrlich wrote:
> Whenever I review audit logs, it is difficult for me to determine if an
> account was logged in at an usual day/time because there is no timestamp
> next to any entry, at least as I interpret the format.   How, then do I
> properly and successfully review the audit log entries based on a
> date/time stamp?
> 
> Also, how can I filter out root and sudo account entries, displaying
> everyone else in audit?

tail -f /var/log/audit/audit.log | ausearch -i

The above will allow you to see the logs happen in real time and human
readable form.

Do a man of ausearch and autreport for more info.

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes


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