On Thursday 05 April 2007 19:01:19 Matt Anderson wrote:
Garry T. Williams wrote:
> I think the new policy is wrong. Regardless, why don't I see avc log
> messages on this?
It seems to me that the AVCs are lost because they are don't audited.
If you put in place the enableaudit.pp policy file then you'd probably
Thanks for the pointer. This will save debug time. :-)
cupsd should only be able to bind to port 631, but your client's
be able to use high ports to connect to the remote server. From what
you've said it sounds like the printer you are lpr'ing to is a locally
defined print spool that cupsd is supposed to then queue up and send to
remote printers. If that is the case then why not configure the queue
so that lpr sends jobs directly to the remote queue? Or am I missing
I simply defined a remote lpd printer to cups and then printed to it
from an application like a2ps or firefox. This causes my local cupsd
process to fork a client to connect to the remote lpd. In general,
TCP clients don't need to bind to a specific port. In general, TCP
clients don't even call bind(). But...
Because of historical conventions (as I understand it), some lpd
*servers* refuse to allow connections from clients coming from source
ports above 1024. Yes, it's silly, but the cups folks claim that
there are such servers that cups needs to support. Because of this,
the default behavior for cups-lpd running in *client* mode is to bind
to a low-numbered port before connecting to the server. The new
selinux policy forbids this. As a matter of fact, the cups-lpd
running as a client *can't* bind to the permitted port 631, if the
cups server has already done so.
(I don't run cupsd on anything but localhost on this machine, so the
bind eventually succeeded when cups-lpd finally counted down to 631
retrying bind() along the way.)
If you accept that it is legitimate for cups-lpd to insist on a
low-numbered port that is not 631, then the current policy is flawed.
The client mode will never call listen(), so it doesn't become a
server. It just wants a low source port when it connects to another
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