SMACK meets the One True Security Module
Posted Oct 2, 2007 17:36 UTC (Tue) by bronson
Parent article: SMACK meets the One True Security Module
It seems like the SELinux guys are still looking to userspace tools to bail them out of their usability nightmare. I'm guessing most Linux admins enter iptables commands by hand (or by script), and iptables is *way* simpler than SELinux. The ALSA guys leaned on userspace to bail them out of their complexity nightmare and look at where it got them.
As long as it takes *days* for a good admin to learn and provision a nontrivial SELinux server, SELinux is a non-starter (in my workshop anyway). Ignore the userspace tools! Make a portion of SELinux as capable and easy to use as AppArmor or SMACK and SELinux adoption will increase tenfold.
I'm excited about SMACK. I hope it gets merged. And I hope SELinux guys start taking learnability and usability seriously.
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