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SELinux Overview

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 315


Daniel J Walsh , Lead SELinux Engineer , Red Hat Software - dwalsh redhat com


Daniel talks about SELinux, a set of security enhancements to the Linux kernel.


Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is an implementation of a flexible mandatory access control architecture in the Linux operating system, originally developed by the NSA. The SELinux architecture provides general support for the enforcement of many kinds of mandatory access control policies. In this session, Dan Walsh will cover the high-level concepts of SELinux. Dan will cover the design decisions which went into developing the different policies, the differences between policies, when and where to use them, and future directions of SELinux within Red Hat solutions.

Meeting Notes


  1. Fedora SELinux FAQs
  2. SourceForge SELinux project
  3. Dan's slides
  4. NSA SELinux FAQ

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