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Re: How best get rid of SELinux?



On 9/21/07, Mike McCarty <Mike McCarty sbcglobal net> wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
> >
> >    This whole thing reads to me that SELinux is the linux version of
> > Norton or Avguard  to Windows. It will capture and keep the offending
> > file from doing it's worst.
> >
> >    My friends with Windows cuss both software because it makes a mess
> > out of doing normal things like installing new software.
> >
> >    There are very few Linux users. There are millions of Windows users.
> > A guy writing a virus will write it for Windows every time! Now days
> > they are spending time in prison.
> >
> >    So I decided to turn off SELinux even though it was not the thing to
> > do according to the loader. I am glad I did so. I don't need the Norton
> > problem on my F7.
>
> Well put. It is a solution to a non-problem. It creates more
> admin worries than it solves.
>
> To put it another way: Where is the vast audience of Linux
> users who have been clamoring for improvements to security
> like those provided by SELinux?
>
> There is an audience of Linux users who are requesting that
> it be removed.
>
> Thoughtful "Hmm".


That's a really terrible argument. Since when do people clamor for
more security??

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