bsmconv, bsmunconv Enable or Disable the Basic Security Module (BSM)


/etc/security/bsmconv [rootdir...]
/etc/security/bsmunconv [rootdir...]


The basic security module (BSD) is Sun Microsystem's implementation of C2 security. It provides an auditing capability with self-contained audit records that contain all the relevant information about an event. For example, an audit record describing a file event contains the absolute path name and a time- and date-stamp of the opening or closing of the file.

BSD provides the following auditing features.

  • The audit ID assigned to a user's processes stays the same even when the user ID changes.

  • Each session has an audit session ID.

  • Full path names are saved in audit records.

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