Chapter 5: Controlling Network Communications

The SELinux mandatory access controls go much beyond its file and process access controls. One of the features provided by SELinux is its ability to control network communications. By default, general network access controls use the socket-based access control mechanism, but more detailed approaches are also possible.

In this chapter, we will learn how network access controls are governed by SELinux, cover what administrators can do to further strengthen network communications using iptables, and describe how SELinux policies can be used for cross-system security through labeled IPsec. We'll finish the chapter with an introduction to CIPSO labeling and its integration with SELinux.

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