[CentOS] rsync and selinux

Mon Jan 7 14:55:29 UTC 2013
Daniel J Walsh <dwalsh at redhat.com>

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On 01/07/2013 08:26 AM, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 01/07/2013 03:59 AM, lhecking at users.sourceforge.net wrote:
>> Big mistake. Most or all services with config files under /etc could no
>> longer read their config files, including ssh. It looks like the selinux 
>> type was substituted rather than added? Thankfully, I was able to
>> recover.
> Yes, I believe that you added a new file context rule to the configuration,
> and that rule had precedence over the system policy. Files have just one
> context.
>> What is the correct way to give rsync full access to everything under 
>> selinux?
> The easiest way is to use rsync over ssh, rather than rsync as a daemon. As
> long as you aren't running it as a daemon, I don't believe that it's
> confined.
> Also, run rsync with -v to get more information about what's being skipped
> and why, and run 'tail -f /var/log/audit/audit.log' while you rsync to make
> sure that there aren't AVCs logged.  If there aren't AVCs, it's probably
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I would try the booleans

getsebool -a | grep rsync

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