need howto for SELinux config--ssh on non-standard port

John Poelstra poelstra at
Thu Jan 14 00:27:12 UTC 2010

Daniel J Walsh said the following on 01/07/2010 05:23 AM Pacific Time:
> On 01/06/2010 09:29 PM, John Poelstra wrote:
>> I'm running sshd on a high (>1024) port number and cannot find a clear
>> step by step guide for configuring this correctly on Fedora 12 on
>> google.... I've come across lots of random bugs and forum questions, but
>> nothing that starts at the beginning of the process through the end.
>> I'm a total SELinux newbie and usually just disable itall together when
>> things like this happen.  I'm trying to change my ways :)   Can anyone
>> provide any URLs or the steps?
>> If someone can provide the steps here I'll blog about it to get it
>> documented so others do not have to suffer the same fate.
>> Thanks,
>> John
> If the avc is for an undefined port "port_t"  then you can do the command
> # semanage port -a -t ssh_port_t PORTNUM
> If you are listing to a defined port NAME_port_t, then you need to load a custom policy module
> # grep ssh /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -m myssh
> # semodule -i myssh.pp

[root at localhost ~]# grep ssh /var/log/audit/audit.log | audit2allow -m myssh
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/bin/audit2allow", line 24, in <module>
     import sepolgen.policygen as policygen
   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sepolgen/", line 
33, in <module>
     from setools import *
ImportError: No module named setools

How do I fix this?


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