selinux and squirrelmail in FC4

Paul Howarth paul at
Tue Sep 20 07:22:49 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-09-19 at 15:22 -0500, Hongwei Li wrote:
> Hello,
> I have a FC4 system, kernel: 2.6.12-1.1447_FC4,  selinux targeted, enforced,
> installed:  selinux-policy-targeted-1.25.4-10.1,
>   selinux-policy-targeted-sources-1.25.4-10.1
>   squirrelmail-1.4.4-2
> If I setenforce 0, then users can log in squirrelmail and read/send emails w/o
> problems.  If I setenforce 1, then users cannot login sm. The error message
> is:
> Error connecting to IMAP server: localhost.
> 13 : Permission denied
> However, the system log does not show error message about it.  So, if I run
> the selinux command, I got:
> # audit2allow -l -i /var/log/messages -o
> /etc/selinux/targeted/src/policy/domains/program/apache.te

In FC4 the audit messages are in /var/log/audit/audit.log,
not /var/log/messages.

It would be wise to understand what exactly SELinux is preventing rather
than blindly appending rules to allow whatever it's trying to do though.

Paul Howarth <paul at>

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