portaudit and periodic

kareemy kareemy at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 00:58:50 UTC 2008

I believe I am incorrect. I checked further and it looks like
$daily_status_security_portaudit_enable defaults to YES in the
portaudit script so it should run fine. Everything seems to be
working. I don't know why I thought it wasn't running before. Sorry
for the trouble. Thanks.

On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 5:42 PM, kareemy <kareemy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am using FreeBSD 7-RELEASE. I installed portaudit. The FreeBSD
> handbook stated that during the install process, the configuration
> files for periodic will be updated, permitting portaudit output in the
> daily security runs.
> portaudit was not run in my daily security runs. There is no mention
> of portaudit in /etc/periodic.conf or /etc/defaults/periodic.conf. I
> read /usr/local/etc/periodic/security/410.portaudit and found that it
> references 3 variables:
> daily_status_security_portaudit_enable
> daily_status_security_portaudit_expiry
> daily_status_security_portaudit_user
> I can't find those variables defined anywhere in any periodic.conf
> file. I understand I can just manually add
> daily_status_security_portaudit_enable="YES" to my periodic.conf and
> be good to go. But I am wondering about the discrepancy with the
> Freebsd handbook.
> Is the FreeBSD handbook out of date or incorrect in this regard or is
> there another reason why portaudit didn't update the periodic config
> files?
> Thanks,
> Kareem Dana

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