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RE: ports under SELinux on RHEL-5.3



Oops... I was not resetting errno in the loop.

Thanks,
Brian


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Ginn 
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:59 PM
To: 'fedora-selinux-list redhat com'
Subject: ports under SELinux on RHEL-5.3

My app binds to a random port prior to connecting to a well known port.
If the random port is in use (errno == EADDRINUSE) the port number is incremented and a new bind is attempted.

SELinux port labeling was causing errno==EACCES for ports that are under SELinux control.  I found corenet_tcp_bind_all_ports() which fixed the problem - because now, my app is allowed to use those ports.

Dan Walsh suggested corenet_tcp_bind_generic_port() instead - so my app doesn't use the ports managed by SELinux for other apps.  So I changed my code to also increment the port and re-attempt a bind when errno==EACCES.

I find that some non-SELinux controlled ports are also causing EACCES (but only in enforcing mode)... and EACCES is a problem I've never run into before on non-SELinux boxes... so I believe that SELinux is somehow preventing access to the un-controlled ports.

Each of the ports listed below, the PRIOR port has an SELinux type shown by 'semanage port -l', yet these ports also get the EACCES error:

1702
2607
3261
3552
4691
5433
5704
6021
7001
8022
8119
8291
8293
9011
9223
9283
9293
9434
9702
13446
16002





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