[FC5] Samba and SELinux

Bob Kashani bobk at ocf.berkeley.edu
Wed Apr 5 19:59:21 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 10:59 -0700, Dan Thurman wrote:
> Folks,
> What is the procedure for creating Samba shares and
> getting around the SELinux issues?
> Samba by default no longer works with shares such
> as [homes] and any other added shares without administrator
> intervention to add SELinux labels on share directories.
> Please direct me to the FAQ for Samba & SELinux or
> please tell me what I have to do to get samba shares
> working.
> In my case - I am getting permission denied in the audit
> logs and in the message logs for nmbd, I am getting
> directories do not exists errors (when they actually
> do!).

/usr/sbin/setsebool -P samba_enable_home_dirs=1
/usr/sbin/setsebool -P smbd_disable_trans=1

That's what I had to do to get samba working with home shares on FC5.


Bob Kashani

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