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

Tue Nov 30 02:52:21 UTC 2010
cpolish at surewest.net <cpolish at surewest.net>

Christopher Chan wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
> >> All of the third-party software I run seems to run just fine, as long as the right contexts are applied.
> >
> > Well, obviously it will work after someone takes the time to make it
> > work.  Now it is your turn to quantify:  How much would you charge to
> > teach someone to be able to make those changes and how long would it
> > take?  This has to include the ability to quickly diagnose and fix any
> > problem that might be caused by updates to the application or to the OS
> > distribution.
> >
> As was already mentioned in another post, run in permissive mode, for a 
> few days if you must, and go through all the things the software does 
> and voila! setroubleshoot and/or logs tell you what needs doing.

Very optimistic, that. In my shop, some things run annually.
A comprehensive system test = production, for a year. Just
this morning a 1099 (annual tax-form) script failed in test.