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PATROL Knowledge Module for UNIX and Linux monitors various aspects of the operating system that affect its security. The KM monitors characteristics of files such as whether or not the file has

  • Set user or group permissions
  • Global write access

The KM also monitors characteristics of user accounts and user activity that pose a potential threat to security such as which users

  • Failed to execute a set user (su or msu) command
  • Have no or blank passwords
  • Are running multiple sessions


This topic discusses how BMC PATROL monitors the UNIX operating system. It does not discuss the security features employed by BMC PATROL. For that information, see the Getting Started Guide for your product and the PATROL Security User Guide.

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