[CentOS] disabling SELinux on CentOS: a good idea?

Peter Farrow peter at farrows.org
Sat Jun 30 16:12:10 UTC 2007

Rogelio Bastardo wrote:
> I was banging my head against the wall trying to figure out why my 
> Nagios install wasn't working on CentOS 4.5 (I'm used to Debian), and 
> so I disabled SELinux and everything magically started working.
> Is this a good long term idea? Or is there a better way of doing things?
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Hi There,

If your machine is purely a server and has no local accounts for 
ordinary users, you can implement an effective sercurity policy using 
appropriate partitioning, fstab entries, wrapper and firewall 
configuration without the baggage of SElinux.

Save yourself the headache and turn it off!



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