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Re: How best (BUT WHY) get rid of SELinux?



On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 05:54 -0700, Paul Shaffer wrote:
> The whole premise of this thead is just absolutely ridiculous.  A
> naive user has an issue of some sort, immediately throws the baby out
> with the bath and then every other uninformed Linux using imbecile on
> this list joins in the stupidity.
>  
> Does anybody here really believe the NSA spent how many years (?) and
> untold millions of dollars developing the technology for no good
> reason?  Amazing, just amazing.  Shocked? Maybe.  Disappointed?  Yes.
> Surprised?  No.

A government agency unwisely spending money? Or wasting time? No, of
course not. Unheard of.



> GNUGravity <no-reply-gw fcp surfsite org> wrote:
>         ...interesting...
>         
>         I am rather shocked to see such an advanced community not
>         reaping the benefits of SE Linux on Fedora/Red Hat. It's the
>         reason I hesitate to use other distributions for mission
>         critical applications within my organization.
>         
>         With that said, I concede that it does require configuration.
>         What works well for me is to suspend the SELinux service,
>         perform the configuration, test and apply the config and then
>         turn SELinux back on. From there, open the ports and configure
>         as needed. There is an excellent O'Reilly book "SELinux NSA's
>         Open Source Security Enhanced Linux" that will assist in
>         explaining configuration options and debugging. There's always
>         this forum and FedoraForums for assistance.
>         
>         I value both my and my client's data. To me, it's worth the
>         time and effort taken to implement security measures. I don't
>         recommend turning it off and specifically not for
>         organizational use. If you want to kill it on your desktop,
>         that's up to you.
>         
>         Best of luck to all ;)
>         
>         
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