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audit_open(3)

Red Hat
Oct 2006

libaudit-dev

Header files and static library for security auditing

audit-libs-devel

Header files for libaudit

audit

User space tools for 2.6 kernel auditing

audit-devel

Header files for libaudit

NAME

audit_open - Open a audit netlink socket connection

SYNOPSIS

#include <libaudit.h>
int audit_open (void);

DESCRIPTION

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

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

ERRORS

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

AUTHOR

Steve Grubb
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