[CentOS] Odd failure of smbd to start from init.d - CentOS 5.4 - it's that fine SELinux

Wed May 26 13:49:08 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

JohnS wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-05-25 at 21:27 -0400, Whit Blauvelt wrote:
>> But if someone can tell me why selinux thinks it's sane to block
>> "/etc/init.d/smb start" while leaving "sh /etc/init.d/smb start" and even
>> /some/random/dir/smb start" wide open ... I just can't believe some happy
>> hacker at NSA thought that would count as a security scheme. Really, I'd
>> like to know how this is supposed to be useful.
> ----
> It had good reason to because you did inhereitly edit it as shown by the
> previous rpm -V.  I say you will have more SEL problems if you do not do
> a full relabel on boot.  You really need selinux for samba to prevent
> buffer overflows. That is how it is usefull.  

So smbd's context is _supposed_ to be inherited from the init script instead of 
being inherent to the program itself?  And the init script has to be executed 
directly instead of given to a shell for this to work?  Is this documented?

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com