SELinux Instructions

Matej Cepl mcepl at
Sat Jun 6 19:16:21 UTC 2009

Peter Joseph, Sat, 06 Jun 2009 12:03:35 -0700:
> Where can I find information explaining the above?

Search for PAM configuration on Google. This has actually absolutely 
nothing to do with SELinux ;-).

> firewall

SELinux is not firewall and it is not intended as replacement of thereof.

> reasonable learning curve, the users are presented with this monstrous
> security system understood only by full-blown programmers.  Is there a
> way of learning SELinux without the computer science degree prerequisit?

Normal user is not supposed to understand SELinux, it should just work 
for him (or he can file bugs). If you want to fiddle with it, then you 
should know what you are doing.

If you want to learn stuff, then the best source I found was "SELinux 
User Guide" ( and 
probably even better "SELinux by Example" (
Example-Security-Enhanced-Development/dp/0131963694/) ... it is slightly 
dated, but it leads you very nicely from simple to hights which are 
unsurmountable for regular human beings.



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