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Re: SELinux should be off by default in FC3



Once upon a time, Stephen Smalley <sds epoch ncsc mil> said:
> > The goal of the default selinux policy is to be invisible unless you're
> > an exploit. Seems like it's not ;(
> 
> Teaching users to use restorecon in the same manner as chmod/chown if
> they want to export data to one of the confined services like apache is
> not an undue burden.

Lots of web users use FTP to upload files.  FTP has a chmod command; it
does not have commands to alter SELinux labels (and even if such
commands were added, you aren't liable to get WSFTP and such to change
just to support a few Linux servers).

Not all users have shell access either.

-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


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