[GLLUG] Fedora SSH Problem Solved

JLMS jjllmmss at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 25 12:42:37 UTC 2014

On 25 March 2014 12:26, Jan Henkins <jan at henkins.za.net> wrote:

> Hello Mick,
> On 2014-03-25 12:02, Mick Farmer wrote:
>> Dear GLLUGers,
>> Thanks to all of you who replied to me, especially Steve Parker.
>> Somehow, SELinux was enabled.  Once I disabled it, everything returned
>> to normal.  So the question is, how/who enabled it?
> This is something do to myself very often, so I feel I can comment from
> the lofty height of "personal self-inflicted experience"... At some stage I
> do a "setenforce 0" to get SELinux into a permissive mode, but forget to
> disable it in the /etc/selinux/config file. Obviously the next reboot will
> enable SELinux again. If there is quite some time between the two events,
> loads of head-scratching shall ensue! :-)
> So the tl:dr version should be: If you do not want SELinux enabled, do it
> in this order:
> (1) Disable SELinux in the /etc/selinux/config file
> (2) Do a "setenforce 0" if you do not want to reboot immediately
> --
> Regards,
> Jan Henkins

Why would you disable SELinux?

 I prefer rather to put up with its oddities than getting rid of something
that, as shown in this example, is working to protect your equipment....
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