[CentOS] SELinux - different context on subdirectories

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Thu Mar 19 15:41:04 UTC 2009


Ned Slider wrote:
> 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
> 


You may also need to manually change the context first:

chcon -v --type=samba_share_t /srv/samba






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