Curious Behavior doing routine redirection of ping output to (selinux: message 2 of 12) file...

Robert Nichols rnicholsNOSPAM at
Fri Dec 23 02:40:03 UTC 2005

Daniel J Walsh wrote:
> ping runs under the ping_t domain and it is not allowed to write to the 
> home dir.  When you redirect in shell, shell has the application open 
> the file which is not allowed.  A hack to get around this problem is
> ping XYZ | cat > /home/dwalsh/myping

It's actually the shell that opens the file for input or output
redirection, so apparently SELinux is denying a write to a file
that is already open for writing.  Curious.

Bob Nichols         Yes, "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address.

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