CentOS / RHEL: Change / Copy File SELinux Security Context Command

Posted on in Categories , last updated December 28, 2011

I‘ve created a file as follows:

ls -l -Z /etc/cron.d/vnstat
-rw-r–r–. root root system_u:object_r:system_cron_spool_t:s0 /etc/cron.d/vnstat

I’ve created a new file /etc/cron.d/vnstat.custom.interface:

ls -l -Z /etc/cron.d/vnstat.custom.interface
-rw-r–r–. root root unconfined_u:object_r:system_cron_spool_t:s0 /etc/cron.d/vnstat.custom.interface

The /etc/cron.d/vnstat is part of default vnstat package. I’ve installed my own version of the same. But, due to SELinux security cron job is not running. How do I change file SELinux security contex under RHEL / CentOS 6 Linux server to system_u:object_r:system_cron_spool_t:s0 from unconfined_u:object_r:system_cron_spool_t:s0 for /etc/cron.d/vnstat.custom.interface file?

setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing the squid (squid_t) from binding to port 5000 Error and Solution

Posted on in Categories last updated July 15, 2010

I’ve setup Squid Proxy server as described here, but I’m getting errors which read as follows:

Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 squid[5315]: Squid Parent: child process 5317 started
Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 squid[5317]: Cannot open HTTP Port
Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 squid[5315]: Squid Parent: child process 5317 exited due to signal 6
Jul 14 15:09:02 server1 setroubleshoot: SELinux is preventing the squid (squid_t) from binding to port 5000. For complete SELinux messages. run sealert -l 1cf3c788-35f7-4752-8439-92a1d0719466

How do I fix this problem?

restorecond: Will not restore a file with more than one hard link (/etc/resolv.conf) No such file or directory Error and Solution

Posted on in Categories , last updated July 1, 2010

I see the following error in my SELinux enabled CentOS or RHEL server:

Jun 21 13:58:43 server3 restorecond: Will not restore a file with more than one hard link (/etc/resolv.conf) No such file or directory

Jun 21 16:14:51 server3 restorecond: Will not restore a file with more than one hard link (/etc/resolv.conf) No such file or directory
Jun 22 13:32:23 server3 restorecond: Will not restore a file with more than one hard link (/etc/resolv.conf) No such file or directory

How do I fix this problem?