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With it back on. In LESS THAN an hour, from Web Query Sources alone:
AF records: 2570
CO records: over 5000
DO records: over 5000



-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Jim Oberholtzer
Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 11:07 AM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: QAUDJRN

That's good, but if IBM does not come up with a reasonable solution
quickly, I"d call the duty manager and escalate the call. That's simply
ridiculous for IBM software to be causing the audit logs to go nuts. Thus
far, I"ve not seen that behavior on any of the systems we manage.

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Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects


On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 9:34 AM Greg Wilburn <
gwilburn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Well Jim, 99.99% of the authority failures are IBM, period. And they're
not doing a very good job of figuring it out.

The offender? QWQADMIN (web query admin)
The object(s)? '/QIBM/UserData/qwebqry/apps/base_synonyms'

It will be my hide when the system goes down because all of the disk space
is consumed.

So until IBM support can "fix" this (which they haven't been able up to
this point), it's going to have to stay off.
We don't have an audit or auditor.

I will still pursue... but if IBM can't figure it out, what am I supposed
to do?

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Jim
Oberholtzer
Sent: Tuesday, May 3, 2022 5:34 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: QAUDJRN

If you have authority failures, that’s a huge red flag. You need to find
out why they are happening and correct it. No auditor worth the money is
going to allow that.

It might be frustrating, but the tooling you have available should lead
you to the answer. Look at the authority collection process to figure out
who, what, and why that’s happening.

Ignore them at the peril of the system, the company, and your employment.
Who’s going to get blamed when bad things happen, it won’t be the boss.
Accepting the explanation as given is not acceptable….

Jim Oberholtzer
Agile Technology Architects



On May 3, 2022, at 3:20 PM, Marc Rauzier <marc.rauzier@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Le 03/05/2022 à 21:17, Greg Wilburn a écrit :
So I'm ready to turn this thing off... Actually, I already have.

I changed QAUDCTL to *NONE, but because my QAUDJRN was setup with
MNGRCV(*SYSTEM) it creates a new receiver each morning when we IPL.
That's the normal behavior of journal management. You should only see
entries related to journal and receivers management, such as new receiver
created and attached, previous receiver detached, journal and receivers
backed up... This cannot use a lot of disk space. If you specify
DLTRCV(*YES) for AUDJRN journal, you will have only one receiver in the
chain, even if it is not really a recommended setup for QAUDJRN journal. If
you do no longer want to use audit (well, this is not really recommended
nowadays) and do not want to manage the journal, you can delete it then
delete the receivers.
BUT, according to IBM there shouldn’t be anything in the receiver
file. There are definitely ZC entries.
Unless I am wrong, ZC/ZR entries come with QAUDCTL system value set with
*OBJAUD. So that is quite strange if they are still here when QAUDCTL is
set to *NONE. Are you sure that those ZC entries are *after* QAUDCTL was
set to *NONE?

I'm so frustrated right now... why would IBM give you something that
has the potential to EAT DISK SPACE at an alarming rate, yet not provide
any "cleanup" tools that aren't supplied "AS-IS". Yet we are supposed to
turn this on??
Audit journal needs to be properly managed. Normally, you may want to
backup then delete the receivers and keep the backup long enough to comply
with security rules which require the ability to analyse them in case of
security failure. If you do not want to create tools for that, I suggest
you to look at some commercial software. Security becomes more and more a
key topic nowadays.

FWIW, the DB2 Web Query folks came back and said to turn off auditing
on the directory (and subtree) that is generating 99.7% of the AF entries.
As far as I know, you cannot do that. There is no directory or file or
object attribute which prevents Authority Failures entries in audit
journal. As soon as QAUDLVL(2) system value includes *AUTFAIL, the system
will log *all* authority failures. This will always be a matter for
security administrator to solve them with setting up appropriate authority.
My 2 cents.

Is this really worth all the effort?
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