SELinux removed from desktop cd spin?

Valent Turkovic valent.turkovic at
Thu Jan 17 14:22:11 UTC 2008

Gilboa Davara wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-01-16 at 14:29 -0800, Andrew Farris wrote:
>> Valent Turkovic wrote:
> [snip]
>> Sooner or later there WILL be increasing threats to linux and its quite possible 
>> to have virii spread in the wild... if good protections against it are not 
>> developed and supported now then when?  After they show up?
> Let alone the fact the having SELinux enabled by default might
> discourage (some) virus writers from even trying to target Linux -
> reducing the risk even further...

What virus writers? linux desktops are that much more secure that I 
really don't see any benefit - just the opposite for a desktop spin of 
fodora to have such an invasive security tool as SELinux. On the server 
every security measure is welcome.

Are you really saying that there are any actual threats in the wild that 
have spread on linux desktops?

I think not, and can't see that being any different in next 5 years. So 
keep developing SELinux and test it in the non desktop spins while tools 
mature enough to be usable to general linux users on desktop.


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