SeLinux and NFS

Paul Howarth paul at
Wed Dec 21 11:58:51 UTC 2005

(top-posting re-ordered)

redhatdude at wrote:
> On Dec 20, 2005, at 9:45 AM, Paul Howarth wrote:
>> redhatdude at wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> How can I allow NFS to access folders without selinux denying  
>>> access  to them? I can allow this by disabling selinux for nsfd,  but 
>>> this is  not what I want. I want to modify the policy on the  folder 
>>> so it  allows nfsd access to it.
>> Try "man nfs_selinux" for some hints.
 > Nothing about the issue. Just three hints: one for having home
 > directories in an external nfs share, one for allowing nfs read only
 > policy and last one on how to allow read and write for nfs shares.
 > No help in man nfs_selinux

What is it you are actually wanting to do? The way I read your original 
message, I'd have thought that the booleans for being able to export 
filesystems using NFS as either read-only or read-write was what you 
wanted, albeit system-wide rather than limited to specific directories.


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