kgoodman
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How can I monitor Linux directory permissions

I have a request to monitor the availability of and permissions to a list of directories on a Linux system. If the directory permissions are 777, but are changed to say 755, they need an alert (because of the application's access requirements). I have no problems what-so-ever with monitoring the availability of the directory, but cannot find a method to monitor the permissions. Am I missing something?

Thanks...Keith
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john_hyperic
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The Fileserver Directory service is what you want:

http://support.hyperic.com/confluence/display/hypcomm/FileServer+Directory+service

Notice there is a Permissions metric, but it is not enabled by default.

To set one up, navigate to your platform, open the Tools Menu, select New Platform Service and create a Fileserver Directory service. Configure it with the path to your directory, enable collection on the Permissions metric and you're ready to set up your alerts.
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kgoodman
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Perfect
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