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Re: How best get rid of SELinux?



On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 12:54 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Friday 21 September 2007, Mike McCarty 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.
> >
> +1
----
this is one of the reasons it won't ever happen...

http://www.infoworld.com/article/07/06/15/red-hat-linux-gets-top-government-security-rating_1.html

feel free to keep posting your uninformed opinions though and I note
that this is clearly one circle where your opinions don't count.

-- 
Craig White <craig tobyhouse com>


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