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NAME

       audit_add_rule_data - Add new audit rule

SYNOPSIS

       #include <libaudit.h>

       int audit_add_rule_data (int fd, struct audit_rule_data *rule, int flags, int action);

DESCRIPTION

       audit_add_rule adds an audit rule previously constructed with audit_rule_fieldpair_data(3)
       to one of several kernel event filters. The filter is specified  by  the  flags  argument.
       Possible values for flags are:

       ·  AUDIT_FILTER_USER  -  Apply  rule  to  userspace  generated  messages. This is the user
          filter. Normally all user space originating events are accepted. Rules on  this  filter
          are typically written to block specific events.

       ·  AUDIT_FILTER_TASK - Apply rule at task creation (not syscall). This is the task filter.
          It's normally used to exclude an application from being audited.

       ·  AUDIT_FILTER_EXIT - Apply rule at syscall exit. This is the main filter  that  is  used
          for  syscalls  and  filesystem  watches. Normally all syscall do not trigger events, so
          this is normally used to specify events that are of interest.

       ·  AUDIT_FILTER_EXCLUDE - Apply rule at audit_log_start. This is the exclude filter  which
          discards  any  records  that  match.   The  action  type  is  ignored  for this filter,
          defaulting to "never".

       ·      AUDIT_FILTER_FS - Apply rule when adding PATH auxiliary records to SYSCALL  events.
              This  is the filesystem filter. This is used to ignore PATH records that are not of
              interest.

       The rule's action has two possible values:

       ·  AUDIT_NEVER - Do not build context if rule matches.

       ·  AUDIT_ALWAYS - Generate audit record if rule matches.

RETURN VALUE

       The return value is <= 0 on error, otherwise it is the netlink sequence  id  number.  This
       function can have any error that sendto would encounter.

SEE ALSO

       audit_rule_fieldpair_data(3), audit_delete_rule_data(3), auditctl(8).

AUTHOR

       Steve Grubb.