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NAME fetchmail_selinux - Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the fetchmail processes
DESCRIPTION SELinux Linux secures fetchmail (Remote-mail retrieval and forwarding utility) 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 fetchmail policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their fetchmail processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following file types are defined for fetchmail:
- Set files with the fetchmail_etc_t type, if you want to store fetch- mail files in the /etc directories.
- Set files with the fetchmail_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the fetchmail_t domain.
- Set files with the fetchmail_uidl_cache_t type, if you want to store the files under the /var/cache directory.
- Set files with the fetchmail_var_run_t type, if you want to store the fetchmail files under the /run 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 fetchmail policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their fetch- mail processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following process types are defined for fetchmail:
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), fetchmail(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1)
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