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Re: [Linux-cluster] To SELinux or not to SELinux ?



I seem to now be supported on RHEL 6 according to the Cluster Admin
Guide.


Colin


On Fri, 2010-12-10 at 16:37 +0000, Eric Searcy wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 7:22 AM, Nicolas Ross
> <rossnick-lists cybercat ca> wrote:
> > Over the CentOS-users list there is a long on-going thread about
> SELinux.
> > Since it's introduction a while back, I alwasy disabled selinux
> because of
> > the added complexity and never took the time to learn it.
> >
> > For our soon to be production cluster of 8 nodes, I will be
> attempting to at
> > least set selinux at permissive to see how it works and learn it.
> Our
> > services are mostly of 3 type. Database server, apache server, our
> own
> > compile, and used in a non-standard locations and java servers,
> using the
> > default java, application and data directory on the gfs shared
> storage.
> >
> > So, for a cluster, using fencing, gfs, and all the needed tools to
> run a
> > cluster, is there any reason not to use selinux ? I am looking to
> see if
> > cluster operator use or do not use selinux...
> 
> As far as RHCS (at least on 5) is concerned, there are notes that
> SELinux isn't supported.  In other words those packages don't set
> labels properly or add policy modules that would be needed.  Of
> course, that doesn't stop you from using audit2allow to "clean up" the
> denies you find while running in permissive (some denies will only
> show up during boot).  I also locked myself out of the entire cluster
> once and had to use a kernel append option to disable selinux :-)
> 
> I decided to run enforcing for greater defense in depth, but for the
> time being on everything except RHCS.  For all my other boxes, I
> switch it to permissive before minor dist upgrades and then set each
> box back to enforcing after the next reboot without denies (I've been
> doing this since 5.3, when updates to the enforcing policy broke a
> bunch of labeling stuff and I was putting out fires since everything
> was in enforcing still).
> 
> Eric
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