[CentOS] SELinux

Wed Apr 5 07:20:24 UTC 2006
Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at suespammers.org>

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On Tue, Apr 04, 2006 at 09:23:25PM -0700, Craig White wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 23:15 -0500, Chris Weisiger wrote:
> > Who would / Who wouldnt need to run SELinux?
> > 
> > I have linux server at home. Would I need to run SELinux?
> > 
> > What are the advantages of SELinux?
> > 
> > What is the average home user doing?
> ----
> it's an extra layer of security. You of course can shut it off or you
> can work through any 'blocks' that it creates that keep you from doing
> some things. It's up to you.
> It would appear that most on this list shut it off, judging only by the
> relatively few SELinux questions on this list.
> I would think that the 'average home user' is more likely to run Fedora
> than CentOS because the desktop applications are much newer.

When I first started with CentOS, I let it off. Today, I use it
on all my machines.

If you are only using CentOS on workstations, I would tell you to
keep it off. On the other hand, for servers, it does add an extra
layer of security.

I keep it active on my workstandations, so I can practice for my
servers. It is also good to have a single way of running things.

All told, once you understand the basics, SELinux is a nice asset.
But it is not easy.


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