[CentOS] SELinux - different context on subdirectories

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Thu Mar 19 15:35:23 UTC 2009


Marcus Moeller wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I have created a directory /srv with the following SELinux context:
> 
> system_u:object_r:var_t
> 
> Now I want to create a subdirectory within /srv which should get a
> different context.  So I tried to set e.g.:
> 
> semanage fcontext -a -t samba_share_t /srv/samba
> /sbin/restorecon -v /srv/samba
> 
> but the context is always reset to:
> 
> system_u:object_r:var_t
> 
> What am I missing?
> 

Hi Marcus,

Try the following:

semanage fcontext -a -t samba_share_t "/srv/samba(/.*)?"


Ned



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