AUDIT_OPEN

Section: Linux Audit API (3)
Updated: Oct 2006
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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

netlink(7).

 

AUTHOR

Steve Grubb


 

Index

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
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