[CentOS] Saw this and thought warmly of everyone on the list

Max H. btmanmeh at verizon.net
Thu Sep 21 00:13:41 UTC 2006

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Jim Perrin wrote:
> SELinux is immature, but it's quite useful to those who take the time
> to learn it. Every new technology is this way. Now for the last time,
> please cease this attempt at stirring up trouble.

I usually keep my mouth shut on things like this, mainly because I'm a
peon compared to many folks on the list. But after reading this thread I
felt the need to speak.

Jim hits this nail completely on the head. Thanks, Jim, for setting the
record straight so well on this matter for those of us who aren't as
well versed in these things. I turn SELinux off on mostly all internal
boxes, and yes it's a pain in the butt to me....BUT that's because I've
yet to take the time to learn the technology. That doesn't mean it's a
piece of crap or even non-useful, it means that I'm ignorant of how
SELinux is supposed to work.

In return, I don't turn around and scream and whine about how useless
the technology is, and I especially don't turn around and be rude to
people on the list whom provide you, I, and everyone else in this forum
with absolutely free software, bandwidth, and technical support for
CentOS products.

So, from someone who doesn't find SELinux useful in his IT scheme (yet),
please turn it off and don't use it if it doesn't suit your needs. Most
importantly, stop wasting bandwidth with messages that are rude and


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