selinux & external hd permissions.

Justin Conover justin.conover at
Sun Jun 12 15:04:01 UTC 2005

On 6/12/05, Valdis.Kletnieks at <Valdis.Kletnieks at> wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 08:12:48 CDT, Justin Conover said:
> > The Server is CentOS 4.0 with ext3 and SELinux enabled, all my other
> > box's are Fedora/rawhide using selinux.  My wife has two windows box's
> > and the only reason I would connect it to her's is if there was some
> > kind of problem haveing another selinux box read the fs, so thats why
> > I thought maybe it would be best to just put fat32 on there.  If the
> > other selinux box's can read it then I wont worry about it.  Also the
> > only reason I would mv the exteranl drive off my server is if there
> > was a hardware failure in the server and had to recover the data.
> The data will be readable off any box that supports ext3 and extended
> attributes (I can't remember what happens if the kernel doesn't do the
> extended attributes - whether it won't mount, or it mounts-and-ignores).
> At worst, you'd need to drop to 'permissive' mode and/or restorecon.

True, I didn't think about that :D

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