Looking for a simple project

Stephen Smalley sds at epoch.ncsc.mil
Thu Dec 9 12:54:20 UTC 2004

On Wed, 2004-12-08 at 18:13, W. Michael Petullo wrote:
> I am looking for a simple project to use as an example of Java GNOME
> development.  Because I am interested in SELinux, I thought that I could
> write a GNOME application that was SELinux-related.  I am looking for an
> application that would take about one month to write (working on it
> part-time).  Only the GUI needs to be written in Java.
> One idea I had was an application that would help parse AVC messages in a
> system's log files.  The program would categorize AVC messages by criteria
> like scontext and present a expandable list of categories.  The categories
> could be expanded to reveal AVC messages.  This might help when debugging
> a SELinux policy.

There is a 'seaudit' tool that is part of the setools-gui package,
possibly you could extend it in some way.

> So, does anyone have any suggestions?  As I mentioned, my goal is really
> to demonstrate the use of Java GNOME, but I would like to do something
> useful.  I would like to hear if there is anything anyone wants to see.

Higher-level tools that make the policy more accessible to typical
admins are always welcome.  Not sure if any of them fall into the
"simple" category.  Take a look at setools-gui/setools, slat, and
polgen, and think about what you would want if you were administering a
SELinux system.

Stephen Smalley <sds at epoch.ncsc.mil>
National Security Agency

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