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Old 12-11-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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SELinux issue. (httpd & samba accessing same files and directories)

Hi all,

Currently I have a server running with Fedora 9, that are severing as a Apache and file server.

The files are accessed by Samba in /mnt/storage - works great.

The Apache server is running fine in the standard directory. (/var/log/www)

I have a web application that will need some files from /mnt/storage - but every time I try to access the files, then SELinux says it is denied.
Then I changed /mnt/storage to use httpd_sys_content_t and all it's sub-directories. Then I was able to access the files, but now my Samba shares do not work since /mnt/storage is not samba_share_t.

I have now searched the entire web and when there where only a few left I found a website telling that I could add a second context to /mnt/storage with
/usr/sbin/semanage fcontext -a -t httpd_sys_content_t /mnt/storage

But even though I have tried to add it then I am still not able to access the files.

Can anyone help me?

Thank you in advance,
Jan Vinten
Old 12-12-2008, 01:17 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to LQ, hope you like it here.

What I'd do is restore the settings on /mnt/storage to original state, then let it generate an error (see /var/log/audit/audit.log) and a report for that error with "audit2allow" and post it here (in BB code tags). Then add a second context and repeat reporting and posting. Those reports might give us some clues.
Old 01-08-2009, 11:40 AM   #3
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Hi Jan,

I 2nd unSpawn's suggestion. SELinux's effects are sometimes hard to guess at. Sometimes it gets rubbed the wrong way and goes a little berzerk.

Please give us any lines of SELinux config that have to do with the actual issue at hand AND any error log info available.




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