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Status Is a defect
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 9, 2018

Add details on syslog messages

The current syslog messages around service stop/start/restart do not provide enough information as required by the customer. The requirement is to add the following information to the current syslog message: username (who did the action), time, affected service, and action (start, stop, restart).

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Mar 27, 2018

    The fix for this issue will be available via PTFs. Please reference these APARs:
    - AIX 6.1: IJ04469
    - AIX 7.1: IJ04384 and IJ04406
    - AIX 7.2: IJ04466

    Some of the PTFs may not be available until the next service pack (SP) or technology level (TL) for that release. Check with IBM Support for availability dates.

  • Guest
    Jan 13, 2018

    Why not enable syslog on AIX?

  • Guest
    Jan 9, 2018

    Had a call with customer just now,

    They clarified what they want:
    - They want a way to know when critical daemons (they're assuming they'll only care about SRC controlled daemons) are started/stopped/restarted.
    - Examples: 1) Know if apache daemon dies 2) Know if some daemon with a known security vulnerability that they have intentionally stopped has somehow started again.

    Their statement is that syslog on linux will tell them this, and on windows they have a way to be alerted to this as well, so for those OSes these messages roll up into their QRadar fine.. only for AIX are they lacking these messages.

    So if we have some way to do this with existing functionality, great! Else, if we agree to add some syslog messages when src detects daemon start/stop/restart, great!.
    AIX audit subsystem was mentioned as a possible solution