[CentOS] Any SELinux gurus around?

Leonel lnunez at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 01:28:24 UTC 2007

On 7/27/07, Ray Van Dolson <rvandolson at esri.com> wrote:
> Hey all, I'm having some trouble getting PHP5 w/ CentOS 5 to connect to
> a remote MySQL server using the standard mysql_connect() call.
> Yes, MySQL libraries are installed along with php-mysql...
> The only way I can get it to work is to run setenforce Permissive,
> otherwise the connection fails.
> The annoying thing is that nothing at all shows up in my
> /var/log/messages file describing why SELinux is stopping this
> connection.
> If I run my script with the CLI php binary, it connects to the remote
> server fine, just not when executed via httpd.
> I tried running the following on my PHP script:
>   chcon -u system_u -t httpd_sys_content_t test.php
> But still I cannot complete a connection until I put SELinux back in
> Permissive mode.
> Any tips?  Why isn't SELinux sending a message to the logs (it does for
> other SElinux issues just fine)?
> TIA,
> Ray
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try with

setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect  true

and put SELinux to enforcing


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