Summary of accepted Fedora 21 Changes - weeks 13/14

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at
Mon Apr 7 15:37:34 UTC 2014

On Mon, 07.04.14 15:00, Jaroslav Reznik (jreznik at wrote:
> * PrivateDevices=yes and PrivateNetwork=yes For Long-Running Services
>   URL: ​
>   Announcement: ​ 
> Let's make Fedora more secure by default! Recent systemd versions provide two 
> per-service switches PrivateDevices?=yes/no and PrivateNetwork?=yes/no which 
> enable services to run without access to any physical devices in /dev, or 
> without access to kind of network sockets. So far this has seen little use in 
> Fedora, and with this Fedora Change we'd like to change this, and enable these 
> for all long-running services that do not require device/network access. 
> notting has question to note: is disconnecting the netlink and audit namespace 
> truly required, or just merely a choice of what they decided to remove? 

To answer this: the kernel network namespace thing PrivateNetwork= is
built on disconnects all address families at once. There's no choice to
only disassociate some address families, either all or none. (except for
the weirdness of AF_UNIX sockets in the fs namespace which stay
connectable as long as the fs is reachable, see feature page).


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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