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Re: How best get rid of SELinux?

Alan M. Evans wrote:
On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 02:30 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Mike McCarty wrote:
Bruno Wolff III wrote:
SELinux does not work like an anti virus program.
It works very much like FluShot+ for MSDOS did.
An antivirus program of any sort has pretty much nothing in common with Mandatory Access Control. I am not sure what sort of relationship you see in between them.

If memory serves, Flu-shot+, attempted to prevent virus replication by
redirecting system interrupts that would allow such. So I can sort of
see how someone might draw a parallel in a narrow-minded sense. After
that, however, the two diverge a lot conceptually.

Yes. The mechanics were similar to those of SELinux, but
that's all. FluShot+ watched for "dangerous" activities,
and would deny access. I don't see any particular correspondence
between anti-viral software and SELinux generally, except in
a very vague "prevent unauthorized access" sense. It's the
mechanics of the working which is analogous.

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