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Central audit logging: Configuration and collecting of Linux audit events

Guide to setup central audit logging for your Linux based systems, with the use of the powerful Linux audit framework. No single audit log should get lost!

Summary of Central audit logging: Configuration and collecting of Linux audit events

This guide is to help our users of the Lynis Enterprise Suite to configure a central node to receive Linux audit events. It provides some pointers on how to do a quick set-up, to store and forward events. This information is very valuable for forensic investigations and intrusion detection. Configure the server First start by configuring the server. Since this is a central log host, it should have enough disk capacity and enough bandwidth to sustain peaks.

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Linux audit: Log files in /var/log/audit

This article describes the purpose of the audit.log file in /var/log/audit and the relationship with the Linux audit framework.

Summary of Linux audit: Log files in /var/log/audit

By default the Linux audit framework logs all data in the /var/log/audit directory. Usually the related file is named audit.log and contains audit related information such as events. /var/log/audit/audit.log This file is the default log file for the Linux audit daemon. It has all related audit events and is configured using the configuration file of auditd (auditd.conf). # cat /etc/audit/auditd.conf log_file = /var/log/audit/audit.log Usually there is no reason to alter this location, unless a different storage location is preferred.

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