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NAME denyhosts_selinux - Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the denyhosts processes

DESCRIPTION SELinux Linux secures denyhosts (Deny Hosts) processes via flexible mandatory access control.

FILE CONTEXTS SELinux requires files to have an extended attribute to define the file type.

You can see the context of a file using the -Z option to ls

Policy governs the access confined processes have to these files. SELinux denyhosts policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their denyhosts processes in as secure a method as possible.

The following file types are defined for denyhosts:

denyhosts_exec_t

- Set files with the denyhosts_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the denyhosts_t domain.

denyhosts_initrc_exec_t

- Set files with the denyhosts_initrc_exec_t type, if you want to tran- sition an executable to the denyhosts_initrc_t domain.

denyhosts_var_lib_t

- Set files with the denyhosts_var_lib_t type, if you want to store the denyhosts files under the /var/lib directory.

denyhosts_var_lock_t

- Set files with the denyhosts_var_lock_t type, if you want to treat the files as denyhosts var lock data, stored under the /var/lock direc- tory

denyhosts_var_log_t

- Set files with the denyhosts_var_log_t type, if you want to treat the data as denyhosts var log data, usually stored under the /var/log directory.

Note: File context can be temporarily modified with the chcon command. If you want to permanently change the file context you need to use the semanage fcontext command. This will modify the SELinux labeling database. You will need to use restorecon to apply the labels.

PROCESS TYPES SELinux defines process types (domains) for each process running on the system

You can see the context of a process using the -Z option to ps

Policy governs the access confined processes have to files. SELinux denyhosts policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their deny- hosts processes in as secure a method as possible.

The following process types are defined for denyhosts:

denyhosts_t

Note: semanage permissive -a PROCESS_TYPE can be used to make a process type permissive. Permissive process types are not denied access by SELinux. AVC messages will still be generated.

COMMANDS semanage fcontext can also be used to manipulate default file context mappings.

semanage permissive can also be used to manipulate whether or not a process type is permissive.

semanage module can also be used to enable/disable/install/remove pol- icy modules.

system-config-selinux is a GUI tool available to customize SELinux pol- icy settings.

AUTHOR This manual page was autogenerated by genman.py.

SEE ALSO selinux(8), denyhosts(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1)

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