Posted Jul 10, 2008 20:11 UTC (Thu) by sgros (subscriber, #36440)
Parent article: SELinux and Fedora
It's interesting to see how many people claim they are long time pro Unix admins and they
can't understand SELinux. What's worse, I get impression that they don't want to learn it. For
comparison, I'm aware of sysadmins that don't want LDAP because they don't understand it and
stick either with text files or at best with some SQL database.
Personally, I believe that SELinux is not the first, and certainly not the last frustration
for a _good_ sysadmin. Each new technology requires a period of learning, and that's
especially true with security technologies who sole purpose is to _restrict_ users!
Furthermore, as already one poster noted, Unix was simple, but it was when everything was
simpler and there was no Internet and so much attackers, malware and stupid users!
Not to say that SELinux is simple, but, it's not a rocket science either...