[FC5] Samba and SELinux

Dan Thurman dant at cdkkt.com
Wed Apr 5 20:26:40 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 12:59 -0700, Bob Kashani wrote:
> 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

Thanks for the response!  Yes, I did that for [home] but
the problem is what to do with: /var/www

There are many different contexts for this directory and all
the files under it and I was not sure how to make this directory
a samba share without blowing away the original context in fear
of breaking it all to bits.

I want to keep all the original context AND add samba share context
OR the public_share_rw_t as Stephen Smalley recommended but I was
not sure how to do that.  This is the question I asked of Mr Smalley
and I am waiting to hear of his response.

Kind regards,

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