Serving data from a DVD via httpd

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Sun Jul 13 13:08:20 UTC 2008

Uno Engborg wrote:
> I'm trying to mount a DVD inside /var/www/html and serve it using httpd.
> The problem is that the DVD have the wrong SELinux context
> I try to do somethng like this:
> mount  -o context=system_u:object_r:httpd_sys_content_t,ro /dev/cdrom 
> /var/www/html/mymountpoint
> but that doen't change the context on the mouned dvd, and consequently, 
> apache fails to serve it.
> If I run audit2allow it tells me to:
> allow httpd_t iso9660_t:dir getattr;
> I supose I could make such a module, but I rather not as there might be 
> more dvds mounted elsewhere
> in the system that should remain protected from apache.
> Ideas anyone?
> Regards
> Uno Engborg
The context is wrong - try replacing it with:


The :s0 is important.


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