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File Formats                                           asetenv(4)

     asetenv - ASET environment file


     The asetenv file  is  located  in   /usr/aset,  the  default
     operating  directory  of  the Automated Security Enhancement
     Tool (ASET).  An alternative working directory can be speci-
     fied  by  the  administrators through the aset -d command or
     the  ASETDIR environment variable.   See  aset(1M).  asetenv
     contains definitions of environment variables for ASET.

     There are 2 sections in this  file.  The  first  section  is
     labeled  User  Configurable  Parameters. It contains, as the
     label indicates, environment variables that the  administra-
     tors  can  modify  to  customize ASET behavior to suit their
     specific needs. The second section is labeled ASET  Internal
     Environment Variables and should not be changed.  The confi-
     gurable parameters are explained as follows:

      TASK This variable defines the list  of  tasks  that   aset
           will  execute  the  next  time  it runs. The available
           tasks are:

            tune Tighten system files.

                 Check user/group.

                 Check system configuration file.

           env   Check environment.

                 Compare system files checklist.

                 Check eeprom(1M) parameters.

                 Disable forwarding of IP packets.




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File Formats                                           asetenv(4)

           These variables define the list of directories  to  be
           used by  aset to create a  checklist file at the  low,
           medium, and high security levels, respectively. Attri-
           butes  of  all the files in the directories defined by
           these variables will be checked periodically  and  any
           changes  will  be reported by  aset.  Checks performed
           on these directories  are  not  recursive.  aset  only
           checks  directories  explicitly  listed in these vari-
           ables and does not check subdirectories of them.

           This variable is a  boolean  parameter.  It  specifies
           whether  aset should extend checking (when applicable)
           on system tables to their NIS equivalents or not.  The
           value  true enables it while the value  false disables

           This variable specifies an  alias  file  for  user  ID
           sharing.   Normally,  aset  warns  about multiple user
           accounts sharing the same user ID because  it  is  not
           advisable  for  accountability reason.  Exceptions can
           be created  using  an  alias  file.  User  ID  sharing
           allowed  by  the  alias  file  will not be reported by
           aset. See asetmasters(4) for the format of  the  alias

           This variable specifies the schedule for periodic exe-
           cution  of  ASET.  It  uses  the  format of crontab(1)
           entries. Briefly speaking, the variable is assigned  a
           string of the following format:

           minutes hours day-of-month month day-of-week

                Setting this  variable  does   not  activate  the
                periodic   schedule  of  ASET.  To  execute  ASET
                periodically, aset(1M) must be run  with  the  -p
                option.    See   aset(1M).    For   example,   if
                PERIODIC_SCHEDULE is set to  the  following,  and
                aset(1M)  was  started  with the -p option,  aset
                will run at 12:00 midnight every day:

                     0 0 * * *

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File Formats                                           asetenv(4)

     Example 1: Sample asetenv file showing the settings  of  the
     ASET configurable parameters

     The following is a sample asetenv file, showing the settings
     of the ASET configurable parameters:

     PERIODIC_SCHEDULE="0 0 * * *"
     TASKS="env sysconf usrgrp"

     When  aset -p is run with this file,  aset  is  executed  at
     midnight  of  every  day.  The  /  and  /etc directories are
     checked at the low security level; the  /,  /etc,  /usr/bin,
     and /usr/ucb directories are checked at the  medium security
     level; and the /, /etc, /usr/bin,  /usr/lib,  and  /usr/sbin
     directories  are checked at the  high security level. Check-
     ing   of    NIS    system    files    is    disabled.    The
     /usr/aset/masters/uid_aliases  file  specifies  the used IDs
     available for sharing. The env, sysconf,  and  usrgrp  tasks
     will be performed, checking the environment variables, vari-
     ous system tables, and the local  passwd and group files.

     crontab(1), aset(1M), asetmasters(4)

     ASET Administrator Manual

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