I used tar to copy my Fedora 17 install to another drive and didn't realize I needed to add extra options to do a proper copy. I discovered this after ping would no longer work as a normal user because it had lost its "cap_net_raw+ep" capability.
I googled and read that if you touch the file /.autorelabel and reboot, your system will be fixed, but this is not true.
Hi all, i came across the following method of how to permanently disabling selinux and it's notifications. Although changing enforcement from the gui into permissive mode does most of the job, the notifications still pop-up when some applications are started.
So to disable it do the following:
I have to set SELinux setenforce Permissive in order to give access to my samba share. I have also enabled null password in smb.conf for user admission as it was a simple way. I wonder if there is proper way to configure SELinux policy for fedora 17 as good admins do.
I've successfully shared some family photos on my server (Fedora 17) using Samba. This share works perfectly provided SeLinux is set to permissive. My wife can access the whole photos directory tree from her XP computer. However, the minute I set SeLinux to enforcing her access disappears.
Now solved, answer was to turn off SELinux. I know that is not good but no choice, don't seem to be able to change the SELinux context of the Samba share as it is an ntfs-3g filesystem mounte... [by NickC]