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NAME

       samba_selinux - Security Enhanced Linux Policy for Samba

DESCRIPTION

       Security-Enhanced Linux secures the Samba server via flexible mandatory
       access control.

FILE_CONTEXTS

       SELinux requires files to have an extended attribute to define the file
       type.   Policy  governs the access daemons have to these files.  If you
       want to share files other than home directories, those  files  must  be
       labeled samba_share_t.  So if you created a special directory /var/eng,
       you would need to label the directory with the chcon tool.

       chcon -t samba_share_t /var/eng

       To make this change permanent (survive a  relabel),  use  the  semanage
       command to add the change to file context configuration:

       semanage fcontext -a -t samba_share_t "/var/eng(/.*)?"

       This       command      adds      the      following      entry      to
       /etc/selinux/POLICYTYPE/contexts/files/file_contexts.local:

       /var/eng(/.*)? system_u:object_r:samba_share_t:s0

       Run the restorecon command to apply the changes:

       restorecon -R -v /var/eng/

SHARING FILES

       If you want to share files with multiple domains (Apache,  FTP,  rsync,
       Samba),   you   can   set   a  file  context  of  public_content_t  and
       public_content_rw_t.  These context allow any of the above  domains  to
       read  the  content.   If  you  want a particular domain to write to the
       public_content_rw_t domain,  you  must  set  the  appropriate  boolean.
       allow_DOMAIN_anon_write.  So for samba you would execute:

       setsebool -P allow_smbd_anon_write=1

BOOLEANS

       SELinux  policy  is customizable based on least access required.  So by
       default SELinux policy turns off SELinux sharing  of  home  directories
       and the use of Samba shares from a remote machine as a home directory.

       If  you are setting up this machine as a Samba server and wish to share
       the home  directories,  you  need  to  set  the  samba_enable_home_dirs
       boolean.

              setsebool -P samba_enable_home_dirs 1

       If  you  want  to use a remote Samba server for the home directories on
       this machine, you must set the use_samba_home_dirs boolean.

              setsebool -P use_samba_home_dirs 1

       system-config-selinux is a GUI  tool  available  to  customize  SELinux
       policy settings.

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Dan Walsh <dwalsh@redhat.com>.

SEE ALSO

       selinux(8), samba(7), chcon(1), setsebool(8), semanage(8)