selinux eradicator?

Matthew J. Roth mroth at
Thu Jun 28 21:47:46 UTC 2007

Karl Larsen wrote:
> This tells me that init is running a selinux demon and I know how to 
> stop that I think. I looked at /etc/rc.d/init.d/ but no selinux 
> switch. So I ask where in hell is it?
> [root at k5d init.d]# whereis selinux
> selinux: /etc/selinux /usr/include/selinux /usr/share/selinux 
> /usr/share/man/man8/selinux.8.gz
> [root at k5d init.d]#
> So there is some reading that needs doing.

The SELinux settings are contained in "/etc/sysconfig/selinux".  I have 
SELinux disabled, and the file looks like this:

[root at server ~]# cat /etc/sysconfig/selinux
# This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
# SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
#       enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
#       permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
#       disabled - SELinux is fully disabled.
# SELINUXTYPE= type of policy in use. Possible values are:
#       targeted - Only targeted network daemons are protected.
#       strict - Full SELinux protection.

Note that any changes to this file require a reboot to take affect.  
"sestatus" can then be used to verify the change:

[root at server ~]# sestatus
SELinux status:         disabled

Matthew Roth
InterMedia Marketing Solutions
Software Engineer and Systems Developer

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