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Re: Selinux bash prompt decorations

From: Linda Walsh
Subject: Re: Selinux bash prompt decorations
Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 16:23:31 -0700
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IMO, common core utilities shouldn't be linking with specialized

However, if SELinux has been adopted by "Gnu.org" as the standard
security mechanism, and SELinux is part of the Linux-Standard-Base
then it might not be unreasonable to include support for it.

Is SELinux part of the Linux-Standard Base now?
Alternatively, maybe there should be a applications-security-module
API to abstract calls to a specific security policy.  It seems poor
practice to tie a specialized security policy into the general
versions of all application utilities, but I suppose this would
require much planning, cooperation and foresight.  ;^/


Ivan Gyurdiev wrote:

I had a pretty good idea about the motivation.  However, it introduces
dependencies on uncommon libraries, and does not have wide
applicability, so I am trying to figure out if it can be done using
existing mechanisms.
Well, this would be an optional feature, only active in a SELinux environment. Also, those are rather common libraries on a SElinux-enabled system, many things link to them, including shadow-utils, coreutils, init, and cron.

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