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1. Introduction to Gentoo/Hardened SELinux

In this part we cover what SELinux is and how it is positioned within the Gentoo/Hardened project.

Content:

  1. Enhancing Linux Security
    Security is more than enabling a certain framework or installing a different Linux kernel. It is a way of working / administrating your Gentoo Linux system. We cover a few (generic) best practices, and then elaborate on what Mandatory Access Control is and how SELinux fills in this gap.
  2. SELinux Concepts
    To be able to properly work with SELinux, it is vital that you understand a few of its concepts like domains, domain transitions and file contexts. Without a basic understanding of these aspects, it will be difficult to understand how SELinux policies work and how to troubleshoot if things go wrong.
  3. SELinux Resources
    To get more acquainted with SELinux, many resources exist on the Internet. In this chapter we give a quick overview of the various resources as well as places where you can get more help when you are fighting with SELinux.

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Summary: In this part we cover what SELinux is and how it is positioned within the Gentoo/Hardened project.

Chris PeBenito
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