[CentOS] OpenOffice now automagically works: One last question...

Fri Mar 7 19:43:46 UTC 2008
Ross S. W. Walker <rwalker at medallion.com>

Therese Trudeau wrote:
> >> Will setting to permissive prevent real time threats, or 
> just tell me what happened after the fact of a failure?
> > 
> > http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2008-March/095637.html
> Thanks on that Frank.
> So is there a way I can set SELinux to permissive, and still 
> be secure while using Calc to connect remotely to a MySQL 
> database?  Or is there a way to
> leave SELinux enforced while also using Calc to connect 
> remotely to a MySQL database?

Sure, there is iptables (firewall).

selinux, in my opinion, works best in locked-down application
server environments where you have several applications
running and their access patterns are completely predictable.
On a general workstation or development system, not very well,
well not if you don't mind tweaking it all the time...


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