Re: trying to understand SELinux message

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On 11/16/2009 12:56 AM, Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming) wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 1:47 PM, Paul Allen Newell <pnewell@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Mr. Teo En Ming (Zhang Enming) wrote:
>> My thanks for the prompt reply. I am not certain why I would want to disable
>> SELinux as it clearly is part of the Fedora package and is trying to tell me
>> that something isn't right.
>> Yes, I know I should not start X server or login as root ... and that is not
>> my normal work habit. But I would expect that I should still be able to do
>> such and not have SELinux bark unless there was something wrong. It is the
>> "what is wrong" that I am trying to understand and correct.
>> Paul

> Well, for home or personal use systems, you don't really need SELinux.
> SELinux is for mission critical servers.
> Or unless you work for defense or intelligence agencies, then your
> laptop needs to be secured with SELinux and high grade encryption.


Build a house. Add locks to all the doors and windows so that the
contents of the house can be kept secure. Then disable the locks and
leave the doors and windows wide open.

Makes *perfect* sense.  :-)



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