LinuxKernel > SELinux


Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux) is a project to implement mandatory access control under Linux. This project was initially developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), as a reference implementation.

For more information please check out the SELinux project's homepage or wikipedia.

Debian SELinux support

The Debian packaged Linux kernels have SELinux support compiled in, but disabled by default. To enable it, see the Setup Notes.

Non-Linux Platforms

Please note that SELinux is a Linux-specific feature and Debian packages shouldn't assume it is present (unless they're Linux-specific packages for some reason). Note for developers: Remember to check whether this is a Linux platform by using dpkg-architecture variables in debian/rules, and conditionalise the libselinux Build-Dependency using [] tags. Something like [linux-any] should be fine.

Mailing lists

There are mailing lists about SELinux support in Debian for both user support and development hosted on alioth. Use the SELinux lists overview to subscribe to the lists or browse the archives.

The upstream SELinux Reference Policy maintenance is coordinated on the Reference Policy mailing list.

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