SeLinux, should I disable it?

suvayu ali fatkasuvayu+linux at
Sun Jan 23 07:50:28 UTC 2011

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 4:06 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-01-23 at 01:16 +0000, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
>> In general, it seems that SELinux is slowly getting adopted by many,
>> if not all distros. And yes, I would say that distros which don't have
>> SELinux in enforcing mode by default are indeed less secure than
>> Fedora. So to answer your question, if you disable SELinux in Fedora,
>> it will be as secure as any distro that doesn't use SELinux, which is
>> *less* secure than with SELinux active.
> There seems to be this paranoia about SELinux being developed by the
> NSA, so they're afraid what they may be able to do to you.  Disregarding
> the fact that if you were to not have SELinux, they'd still be able to
> do whatever they could do, probably even more so.   :-p

Now at least there is a chance of getting "NSA alerts" from sealert. ;)

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