Privoxy and Port 8080

Joel Gomberg obligor11-fedora at
Sat Apr 15 17:56:46 UTC 2006

I originally posted this message to the fedora users list. It was 
suggested that I might have better luck here.

SELinux is blocking privoxy's access to my public library's online catalog:

SELinux denies access.  With setenforce=0, access is permitted, so I'm
sure it's a SELinux issue.  After perusing the SELinux FAQ, I issued
this command:

semanage port -a -p tcp -t http_port_t 8080.

The response was that port 8080 was already defined.

The denial message is:

type=AVC msg=audit(1145058006.474:1026): avc:  denied  { name_connect }
for  pid=13185 comm="privoxy" dest=8080

I received a suggestion to issue this command:

semanage port -m -p tcp -t privoxy_t 8080

This changed the denial message slightly:

type=AVC msg=audit(1145112509.543:104): avc:  denied  { name_connect } 
for  pid=4137 comm="privoxy" dest=8080 
tcontext=system_u:object_r:privoxy_t:s0 tclass=tcp_socket

I then issued these commands:

[root at alcibiades ~]# setenforce 0
[root at alcibiades ~]# audit2allow -i /var/log/audit/audit.log

and received this output [relevant to Privoxy]:

allow privoxy_t http_cache_port_t:tcp_socket name_connect;
allow privoxy_t self:tcp_socket name_connect;

I don't know how to proceed from here.


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