Per the manual page this command sets the security context on files. The "-R /" made it recurse throughout your entire file system. My questions to the gurus is what does the restorecon command reference against when it is setting security contexts?
Kevin Matson IT - Lab Team kmatson pps k12 or us 503-916-2000 x4960 503-916-3375
Portland Public Schools
aahodson episd org 03/31/05 5:51 PM >>>
After a K12LTSP 4.2 yum update, and some minor tweaks, one of the servers that is heavily used at a middle school I work with (keyboarding) started behaving very strangly giving me on reboot 'portmap errors while loading shared libraries' leading to more permission denied errors, nfs quota errors, and many more!
Long story short - as root I was able to execute
restorecon -R /
and while it took quite a while, the next reboot came up roses. Perhaps some of our gurus can explain what this command does - all I know is today it was a life saver for me, and I wanted to share it with the group.
Alan A Hodson MEd. oF: 915-587-1170 fX: 915-587-1161 aahodson episd org http://links.episd.org . . . " If we teach today's students as we taught yesterdays, we rob them of tomorrow " . . . . John Dewey -=o=-
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