[CentOS] SELinux - way of the future or good idea but !!!

Bob McConnell rmcconne at lightlink.com
Sun Nov 28 13:15:24 UTC 2010

Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> On Sunday 28 November 2010 03:45:54 Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>> On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 9:21 PM, John R. Dennison <jrd at gerdesas.com> wrote:
>>>        You run it in Permissive mode, you deal with the exceptions as
>>>        they arise while the software is running in its normal
>>>        environment and while its running normally using any of the
>>>        documented methods.  You thoroughly test the application in such
>>>        a manner and once you have ironed out any and all issues by
>>>        putting together a custom policy, setting the right SElinux
>>>        booleans, etc, you then enable Enforcing mode.  There is really
>>>        no reason that SElinux should have a negative impact on your
>>>        application or server if you use Permissive first.
>> You forgot "take on becoming the SELinux integration  manager for that
>> project with every single update".
> Every single update? Update of what?


You have completely missed his point. Every update of the application 
*his company* is writing to run on those CentOS servers. This has 
nothing to do with RedHat, CentOS, or any other FLOSS package. It is a 
management problem within his employer's organization. If the managers 
don't care to require the application be SE compliant, he will never be 
able to get the developers to deal with those issues. So for him it is 
already a lost battle.

Bob McConnell

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