Ronald P Guilmet on 29 Aug 2017 09:31:39 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] SELinux Talk a Central

Yes Gavin that would be great. JP my Mondays are pretty jammed up, but North is on Tuesdays, that would work. If the powers to be lol want to pencil me in for 9/12/2017, that would be good.


On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 9:15 AM, Gavin W. Burris <> wrote:
Hi, Ron.

This is very timely, as I am cobbling together an SELinux presentation, too.  Count on me to attend.  Would you like me to show custom policies and how to manage SELinux through Ansible?


On Mon 08/28/17 09:22PM EDT, Ronald P Guilmet wrote:
> I was asked to provide a blurb of the upcoming talk.
> There is a common thing of disabling SELinux and continuing on. This,
> however, is not best practice in production. SELinux solves a particular
> problem. Think of it as an application firewall. If your server is
> compromised by an exploit for httpd or sftp, for example, that exploit will
> have access to anything that service owns. We will look at how a (type)
> context is assigned to a service or directory allowing or denying access.
> I'm not big on slides, so I plan to do most of this from the keyboard.
> Enjoy
> --
> Ron Guilmet

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