[CentOS] SELinux threads, cynicism, one-upmanship, etc.

Brian T. Brunner brian.t.brunner at gai-tronics.com
Thu Nov 17 13:08:56 UTC 2005

>All I want is enough power to do my job...
and to not be distracted from *my* job to tackle what 
some stranger in Illinois thinks my job should be!

SELinux is my alligator, not my swamp.

CentOS4 allowed me to switch the thing off at install. Done.
When SELinux is my job, I'll figure it out.
Until then, I don't care who I irk, disappoint, or perturb
by switching it off.

Brian Brunner
brian.t.brunner at gai-tronics.com

>>> noyler at khimetrics.com 11/16/05 05:05PM >>>
> The main reason I think sysadmins in general seem to hate SELinux is
> 'Mandatory' part of 'Mandatory Access Control' : that is, superuser
> is too addictive to get rid of, and SELinux can do away with
> powers entirely.

I disagree with this. The main reason I dislike SELinux is the way I was
introduced to it.

I wasted quite a bit of time on an issue before I even knew what SELinux
was because it was turned on by default on an FC2 machine. I was asked
by another admin to use FC2 on a particular job, and I never saw

The turning it on by default irked me. Superuser power as a trip is just
silly. What's the difference? 

All I want is enough power to do my job.
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