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Re: Fedora Core 4



On Sunday 16 January 2005 02:32, Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com> 
wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-01-15 at 17:29 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > > - SELinux Episode III: Revenge of the AVC
> >
> > how about gui integration with gnome by letting nautllus show security
> > contexts and manipulate them using chcon, fixfiles etc as the backend.
>
> That sounds like a pretty bad idea in general, actually - the last thing
> you need is for the state of your file contexts to ever get out of sync

Launching fixfiles at the request of the user is certainly a bad idea.

But allowing the user to use a GUI to see the context (equivalent of "ls -Z") 
and change the context (equivalent of "chcon") would be handy and not cause 
any security issues.

Generally it's nice to allow people to perform all user actions through a GUI 
that they can do through the command-line.

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