I can see that database startup is audited to the OS. But Pando also stated that the OS audit record would include whether Auditing was disabled or enabled at database startup.
what your saw is exactly what pando is referring to
So Again, I repeat...
Where in the audit record (as I previously listed) does it indicate whether Auditing was enabled OR disabled at database startup???
ur confuzing me
I can see and read the OS audit file that Oracle produces.
What I am asking is.....
WITHIN THE OS AUDIT FILE...where does it say whether database auditing was turned on OR off during database startup???
Again, here's an example of an entry in the OS Audit file:
Wed Jan 5 12:34:24 2005
ACTION : 'STARTUP'
DATABASE USER: '/'
PRIVILEGE : SYSDBA
CLIENT USER: jsmith
CLIENT TERMINAL: Not Available
Where in this entry does it say that database auditing is enabled OR disabled?????
From what I can see, it DOES NOT indicate the state of database auditing. Pando seems to be referencing an Oracle document that I am trying to validate.
Is my question more clear now?
AFAMKIC, the fact that the OS file got some messages written, it
shows that auditing is active. If you set AUDIT_TRAIL=OS you will
see a lot more messages depending on what objects you have audited.
NO, I believe that assumption wrong.
Oracle says regardless of whether database auditing is on or off, an OS audit file will always by generated upon server startup or shutdowns. REGARDLESS!
As a matter of fact, I have turned of database auditing (AUDIT_TRAIL=NONE) and an OS audit file continues to be generated whenever I login as sysdba. At this point, it only audits that I logged in as sysdba, and nothing else, but nonetheless, it audits even with database auditing off.
So again, the question remains unanswered....
"Where in thr OS audit trail does it state whether database auditing was on or off on startup???"
that os file is nothing to do with database auditing, so why should it say whether normal auditing is turned on or off?
The Oracle Document titled, Oracle9i Database Administrator's Guide Release 2 (9.2), Part Number A96521-01, says that it does. See the following link for the exact text:
if you read the text, it DOES make sence as to why you would want to have the OS audit file determine is database auditing is ON or OFF.
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