SunSHIELD Basic Security Module Guide

file Token

The file token is a special token generated by the audit daemon to mark the beginning of a new audit trail file and the end of an old file as it is deactivated. The audit daemon builds a special audit record containing this token to "link" together successive audit files into one audit trail. The file token has four fields: a token ID that identifies this token as a file token, a time and date stamp that identifies the time the file was created or closed, a byte count of the file name including a null terminator, and a field holding the file null-terminated name. Figure A-8 shows a file token.

Figure A-8 file Token Format