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Lesson 7

Redhat Accounting Auditing Conclusion

This lesson discussed accounting and auditing techniques that will aid you in solving any difficulties you may encounter. You have learned ways to monitor who is doing what on your system, and this should help you whenever you encounter malicious users. Process accounting and auditing shows you what is going on in your system and aids in determining what has been executed. This can be very valuable to you when trying to troubleshoot system problems.
You may feel this is a cumbersome task, but someday you will be thankful that you have kept track of what everyone has done and where he or she has done it. Even though it may be a huge task to uncover who did what and where, at least you will be able to find your culprit.
Having completed this module, you are now able to:
  1. Describe system accounting
  2. Describe process accounting
  3. Describe process auditing
  4. Describe user auditing
  5. Use logfiles for accounting and auditing

Glossary terms
This module introduced you to the following terms.
  1. Process accounting: Maintains an account of every process ever executed.
  2. Process auditing: Examines the process accounting logs and retrieves useful information.
  3. System accounting: Refers to the creation and maintenance of logs, which keep track of processes executed, user activity, and network connections.
  4. User auditing : Examines the system logs to determine information about user access.
The next module introduces you to network file and print services with NFS.

User Accounting - Quiz
Before moving on to the next module, click the Quiz link below to test your understanding of process and user accounting.
User Accounting - Quiz