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Old 01-30-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
alannerd
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Accidently reset SELINUX context for /var folder permissions....HELP!?!?!?


Hello all,

I accidently reset the SELINUX context on the /var folder from "var_t" to user data. Now I cant go back and set it to "var_t" and i cant access my website anymore.

Any help for this newbie?

Thanks,

Alan
 
Old 01-30-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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I am not very fluent with dealing with SEcurity Contexts, but you should be able to change it back to whatever it was with

chcon

info regarding using chcon

info chcon
 
Old 01-30-2011, 04:16 PM   #3
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Try the restorecond command

http://linux.die.net/man/8/restorecond
 
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:18 PM   #4
ianll
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Since you can't see your website, you probably won't mind rebooting your server.

I would recommend the following course of action - it's fully automatic:
Code:
setenforcing 0
touch /.autorelabel
reboot
Temporarily pasify SELinux - will allow your server to work, but without SELinux protection.

From the SELinux man page: "The best way to relabel the file system is to create the flag file /.autorelabel and reboot."

I hope this gets you out of difficulty.

Ian
 
  


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