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SELinux - the good

Monday, June 29th, 2009

There is brief intro presentation on SELinux for “everyday” users. The 12th slides is titled “SELinux - the good”. It has quoted someone by the name Larry Loeb:
“Let me assure you that this action by the NSA was the crypto-equivalent of the Pope coming down off the balcony in Rome, working the crowd […]

Fedora 9 Update and Nvidia Update

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

It was announced in August that the Fedora Project suffered a security breach. As a result after a certain date, all software updates were disabled. As of recently, the updates were enabled with new signatures in place.
I recently updated my Fedora 9 32bit (i386) installation. The last time I updated my system was the last […]

Firefox SSL Certificates

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Using Firefox 3. Very simply, I know that Redhat’s main website (https://www.redhat.com) works perfectly fine. However when I exclude the “www”, and go to the same website: https://redhat.com, apparently something is wrong?
I see Secure Connection Failed. (Should I be concerned???)
So I click the “add exception link…”
… which turns into button …
So I click the “Add […]

SELinux Preventing SSH Passwordless Login

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Since upgrading to Fedora 9, I am trying much harder to work with SELinux. For the most part it is pretty easy.
I am using passwordless SSH logins between my CentOS 5.1 server and my Fedora 9 desktop. Since my Fedora 8 never used SELinux, all my file contexts were “wrong” when I mounted my /home […]