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Re: Keeping SELinux on (was Attention: Proprietary video driver users (ATI, Nvidia, etc.))



On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 10:19:15AM -0700, Lamont R. Peterson wrote:
> By no means is this limited to home users.  I would say that the *vast* 
> majority of corporate admins just turn off SELinux.  The story behind how & 
> why they learned to do that to begin with only vary in details.  It's almost 
> always, "I had problems installing X or doing Y and I found a document on the 
> Internet that said that SELinux was in the way and didn't work right anyway 
> and was too complicated and didn't do me any good and that I couldn't learn 
> enough about it to even understand what was happening, let alone deal with 
> it, in less than a month and ... well, so I just turn off SELinux and then I 
> don't have to deal with it."

You forgot the alternative, "SELinux does not help at all given our
threat model, so it's all cost and no returns".  That's the case here.
I won't activate SELinux any time soon.

  OG.


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