[CentOS] Re: selinux stuff - I just don't get

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Tue Nov 15 02:38:46 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-14 at 21:13 -0500, Chris Mauritz wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> >The apparent lack of people bitching about this on nahant list or centos
> >list makes me think that a large amount of RHEL 4 (or clone) users have
> >simply turned SELinux off. I guess that puzzles me as much as anything.
> >  
> >
> What's with the bug up your nether regions?  People turn it off because 
> they feel they don't need it.  For many people it is simply a broken 
> distraction.  It should be turned off by default, but it isn't.  Are you 
> also going to lecture people for turning off other software packages 
> that come bundled "on" by default?  Why does this bother you so much?
I'm not sure why you would interpret my expressing puzzlement as meaning
that it's a bug up my nether regions. Do you take all statements to
their extreme extension? In any event, when users use the stuff, report
back their issues things get fixed, things improve, it's the pattern of
open source. Of course are free to opt out by turning it off.

I don't want to tell a client that their system was compromised and that
one of the security mechanisms delivered with the system was shut off
because I didn't understand it.


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