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#1 2004-02-29 20:24:41

wdemoss
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From: WV - USA
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anybody interested in selinux?

Just wondering if anybody is interested in using SELinux in AL? For anybody who doesn't know what SELinux is go to http://www.nsa.gov/selinux/ Is this considered against AL's KISS policy?

I would be interested in contributing to development of this if the main Archers consider it worth while (meaning if it would ever be considered to be included).

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#2 2004-03-01 01:01:53

dp
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Re: anybody interested in selinux?

National Security Agency?
what country is it "national" of? remember, that opensource is (mostly) not political


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#3 2004-03-01 02:22:52

wdemoss
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Re: anybody interested in selinux?

I wasn't being political, and I may be naive (well, probably am naive big_smile ), but I don't think it was developed for political reasons.  I imagine, like almost all kernel development, someone had a need not met by the linux  as it currently was, and developed the modules to fulfull that need. It just so happend that the person having the need for this project was the NSA.

But could be wrong, not ment to offend anyone.
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#4 2004-03-01 03:13:42

contrasutra
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Re: anybody interested in selinux?

I would love to play around with selinux. Security really interests me. I don't have any experience with selinux though, so I wouldn't be able to help anyone set it up.

1. Its open source, so who cares what country made it, it's all GPL, so there's no fear in using it.

2. Open source not political? Ha! Open Source was started for 100% political reasons. UNIX was already around and good, RMS just wanted a FREE implementation because he was politically opposed to closed source code.


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#5 2004-03-01 03:15:23

Xentac
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Re: anybody interested in selinux?

I looked into doing that already.  You'd have to supply more than just the kernel, a bunch of packages need patches too.  It's not a drop in replacement, so I didn't look any further.

I think having it as an option is a good thing though and still goes along with arch's ideas.


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