Getting started with SELinux

I used to be one of those folks who would install Fedora, CentOS, Scientific Linux, or Red Hat and disable SELinux during the installation. It always seemed like SELinux would get in my way and keep me from getting work done. Later on, I found that one of my servers (which I’d previously secured quite thoroughly) had some rogue processes running that were spawned through httpd. Had I actually been using SELinux in enforcing mode, those processes would have probably never even started....

2012-01-26 · 3 min · Major Hayden