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Old 06-24-2010, 04:20 PM   #1
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RHEL syslog vs audit log


Compare and contrast.

I know the audit log is based on kernel hooks so it can have more information than the syslog, however, are there reasons why one would need the syslog to alert on events that are not in the audit log for system health checking, and potentially forensics in the case of a system be compromised etc, assuming of course the compromiser didn't mod the logs?
 
Old 06-24-2010, 05:44 PM   #2
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Syslog and the audit subsystem have different purposes - syslog is a general logging daemon available for any application or the system to use for any reason. The audit daemon's job is to track specific activities or events to determine who did what and when.

As far as your question goes, they provide different information so the more available the better

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