System Administration Guide: Security Services

System Files Checks

This task examines system files and compares each file with a description of that file in a master file. The master file is created the first time ASET runs this task. The master file contains the system file settings that are enforced by checklist for the specified security level.

A list of directories whose files are to be checked is defined for each security level. You can use the default list, or you can modify the list, specifying different directories for each level.

For each file, the following criteria are checked:

Any discrepancies that ASET finds are reported in the cklist.rpt file. This file contains the results of comparing system file size, permission, and checksum values to the master file.