[CentOS] SELinux vs. Shorewall

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Thu May 11 22:48:56 UTC 2006

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 06:23:55PM -0400, Kirti S. Bajwa enlightened us:
> This question is anybody who has experience with Firewall security using
> SELinux and Shorewall!
> I am in the process of setting up a new LINUX system. I have read about
> SELinux Firewall in CentOS 4.3. I am wondering if someone can shed light on
> Shorewall Firewall vs. SELinux Firewall.
> I have not used either one of these Firewalls even though I once (2 years
> ago) tested setting up Shorewall Firewall. I liked the concept and design of
> Shorewall, however, I prefer using SELinux, because it part of CentOS setup.
> Any suggestion and discussion is highly appreciated.

SELinux is not a firewall. Start at
for more information.


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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