Secure networks with SELinux

This chapter on SELinux shows how to protect Linux at the system level. From 'Linux: The Complete Reference,' the chapter covers the basics of network security such as domains, roles and policies and shows how to use security management tools for SELinux configuration, policies and administrative options.

Linux: The Complete Reference, Sixth Edition (McGraw-Hill Professional) is an all-in-one guide to everything Linux, fully updated and expanded. The latest edition is designed for kernel 2.6 and all Linux distributions. Learn how to manage applications, deploy servers, implement security measures, handle system and network administration tasks and more with this useful reference manual.

Chapter 17 – Security-enhanced Linux – SELinux provides built-in administrative control for system level protection. This chapter covers the basics and shows administrators how to manage security using SELinux with security management tools for SELinux configuration, policies and administrative options. Author Richard Peterson explains how mandatory access control (MAC) hardens Linux and how Multi-Level Security (MLS) and Multi-Category Security (MCS) allow both administrators and users to manage security profiles within a system.

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This chapter is an excerpt from the book, Linux: The Complete Reference, Sixth Edition, by Richard Peterson, published by McGraw-Hill Professional, November 19, 2007, (ISBN: 007149247X/9780071492478). Copyright © 2007.

This was first published in December 2007

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