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Old 09-09-2009, 02:26 PM   #1
wek888
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How to audit a CentOS VPS (Virtual Private Server)


Employed outsourced linux administrator to manage a CentOS VPS (Virtual Private Server), wish to keep track of what he is doing.

From command history, I know he will type some commands, edit some config files, create and delete some files, etc.
I hope to monitor what has been done exactly (e.g. which lines has been change in particular configuration file). Any advise?

Note: I have tried to enable "audit" (introduced in kernel 2.6.x) related functions. They are not working in my VPS. Also, I do not have access right to hardware node...
 
Old 09-09-2009, 03:56 PM   #2
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UHH. Make that part of the contract. It is possible for him to delete any history of actions.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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You can insist on him using a version ctrl mechanism, so you've got all the prev versions avail.
Ultimately though, a root admin can change anything, so you're going to have to trust him somewhat or do it yourself.
 
  


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