[CentOS] How protect bash history file, do audit alike in server

Wed Aug 8 17:32:03 UTC 2012
Rajagopal Swaminathan <raju.rajsand at gmail.com>


On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 10:26 PM, Heng Su <ste.suheng at gmail.com> wrote:
> hello,
>     For my server, many users can log in with root from remote through
> ssh, so I can not trace which guy do wrong things. So I decide to create
> new account for every users and let them use 'sudo' then I can trace
> which guy typed which command and what he did. However, even if I create
> new account for every user, they also can delete the history of them
> self easily.
>     How should I do. I believe everyone encountered such things
> normally. I think there is a gracefully solution for it as I am not
> experience on server manage. So any suggestions for how to trace user
> like to write down which user did as an audit trail and let it can not
> deletable exclude root user?

Perhaps you can look at inotify, put the .bash_history on its
watchlist and then rsync the changes to a remote host.

Haven't tried it though.