Linux and UNIX systems: Configuration Auditing System (CAS) parameters

These parameters affect the behavior of CAS.

GUI guard_tap.ini Default value Description
Task checkpoint cas_task_checkpoint task_checkpoint Internal handle program machine state in case of host failure.
Client checkpoint cas_client_checkpoint client_checkpoint File used to restart processing. A series of files is created. Each version of the file ends with a unique number. The default is task_checkpoint and client_checkpoint
Checkpoint period cas_checkpoint_period 60 Interval time, in seconds, for the check.
Fail over file cas_fail_over_file fail_over_file Name of the outgoing messages buffer. The database writes to this file when the Guardium system cannot be reached. During this time, the file can grow to the maximum size specified. When the limit is reached, a second file is created, using the same name with the digit 2 appended to the end of the name. (This is the point at which CAS begins trying to connect to a secondary server.) If that file also reaches the maximum size, the first file is overwritten. If the first file fills again, the second file is overwritten. Thus, following an extended outage, you may lose data, but you will have an amount of data up to twice the size of the Failover File Size Limit.
Fail over file size limit cas_fail_over_file_size_limit 50000 Failover file maximum size, in KB. There are two of these files, so the disk space requirement is twice what you specify here. If you specify -1, there is no limit on the file size, but it's recommend that the file size is capped.
Max rec. attempts cas_max_reconnect_attempts 5000 Number of reconnect attempts when connection is lost. After losing a connection to the Guardium system, the maximum number of times CAS attempts to reconnect. Set this value to -1 to remove any maximum (CAS attempts to reconnect indefinitely). The default cas_max_reconnect_attempts and cas_reconnect_interval define an interval of about 3.5 days. After the maximum has been met, CAS continues to run, writing to the failover files, but it does not attempt to reconnect with a Guardium host.
Reconnect interval cas_reconnect_interval 60 Wait time, in seconds, between reconnect attempts.
Raw data limit cas_raw_data_limit 1000 Maximum number of kilobytes written for an item when the Keep data checkbox is marked in the item template. If you specify -1, there is no limit.
Md5 data limit cas_md5_size_limit 1000 Maximum size of a data item, kilobytes, on which the MD5 checksum calculation is performed. If you specify -1, there is no limit.
  cas_command_wait 300 Wait time in seconds before killing a long-running data collection process
  cas_server_failover_delay 60 Wait time in minutes before trying to connect to another Guardium system
Table 1. CAS deprecated parameters