System Administration Guide: Security Services

ASET Execution Log

ASET generates an execution log whether ASET runs interactively or in the background. By default, ASET generates the log file on standard output. The execution log confirms that ASET ran at the designated time, and also contains any execution error messages. The aset -n command directs the log to be delivered by electronic mail to a designated user. For a complete list of ASET options, see the aset(1M) man page.

Example of an ASET Execution Log File

ASET running at security level low

Machine=example; Current time = 0325_08:00

aset: Using /usr/aset as working directory

Executing task list...
All tasks executed. Some background tasks may still be running.

Run /usr/aset/util/taskstat to check their status:
     $/usr/aset/util/taskstat     aset_dir
Where aset_dir is ASET's operating directory, currently=/usr/aset

When the tasks complete, the reports can be found in:
You can view them by:
more /usr/aset/reports/latest/*.rpt 

The execution log first shows the system and time that ASET was run. Then, the execution log lists each task as the task was started.

ASET invokes a background process for each of these tasks, which are described in ASET Task List. The task is listed in the execution log when the task starts. This listing does not indicate that the task completed. To check the status of the background tasks, use the taskstat command.