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Old 09-29-2011
AIX auditing

can some give some tips, most common security issues or and kind of advice about auditing aix system?

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Old 09-29-2011
Can't help you out with particular hints, but in case you do not already know them, there are IBM Redbooks about it (quite old):
IBM Redbooks | Auditing and Accounting on AIX
IBM Redbooks | Accounting and Auditing on AIX 5L

Depending on your version of AIX, there is also a Security handbook. Here for AIX 7:

I remember there is one for AIX 6 too.
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Old 10-02-2011
first of all what you need to know is where is the audit files located.
1) audit configuration files are located in /etc/security/audit
2)destination of audit log /audit (this is the main audit)
### for stream mode ###
1) log file /audit/stream.out
**strongly suggest /audit is mounted as a file system**
##make sure /etc/security/streamcmds contains##
/usr/sbin/auditstream | auditpr -v > /audit/stream.out &

in /etc/security/audit/config file, select which mode is used at startup
:: streammode = on (for stream mode)

after that running audit by using command
:: /usr/sbin/audit start

query the configuration by using command
::/usr/sbin/audit query

shutdown audit by using command
::/usr/sbin/audit shutdown

# /usr/sbin/audit shutdown
# sleep 5
# mv /audit/stream.out /audit/audit`date +%m%d`.log
# /usr/sbin/audit start
# fuser -k /audit/audit`date +%m%d`.log 

Last edited by zxmaus; 10-05-2011 at 10:02 PM.. Reason: added code tags
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