ntop_selinux man page
ntop_selinux — Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the ntop processes
Security-Enhanced Linux secures the ntop processes via flexible mandatory access control.
The ntop processes execute with the ntop_t SELinux type. You can check if you have these processes running by executing the ps command with the -Z qualifier.
ps -eZ | grep ntop_t
The ntop_t SELinux type can be entered via the ntop_exec_t file type.
The default entrypoint paths for the ntop_t domain are the following:
SELinux defines process types (domains) for each process running on the system
You can see the context of a process using the -Z option to psbP
Policy governs the access confined processes have to files. SELinux ntop policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their ntop processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following process types are defined for ntop:
Note: semanage permissive -a ntop_t can be used to make the process type ntop_t permissive. SELinux does not deny access to permissive process types, but the AVC (SELinux denials) messages are still generated.
SELinux policy is customizable based on least access required. ntop policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run ntop with the tightest access possible.
If you want to allow users to resolve user passwd entries directly from ldap rather then using a sssd server, you must turn on the authlogin_nsswitch_use_ldap boolean. Disabled by default.
setsebool -P authlogin_nsswitch_use_ldap 1
If you want to allow all domains to execute in fips_mode, you must turn on the fips_mode boolean. Enabled by default.
setsebool -P fips_mode 1
If you want to allow confined applications to run with kerberos, you must turn on the kerberos_enabled boolean. Enabled by default.
setsebool -P kerberos_enabled 1
If you want to allow system to run with NIS, you must turn on the nis_enabled boolean. Disabled by default.
setsebool -P nis_enabled 1
If you want to allow confined applications to use nscd shared memory, you must turn on the nscd_use_shm boolean. Disabled by default.
setsebool -P nscd_use_shm 1
SELinux defines port types to represent TCP and UDP ports.
You can see the types associated with a port by using the following command:
semanage port -l
Policy governs the access confined processes have to these ports. SELinux ntop policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their ntop processes in as secure a method as possible.
The following port types are defined for ntop:
Default Defined Ports: tcp 3000-3001 udp 3000-3001
The SELinux process type ntop_t can manage files labeled with the following file types. The paths listed are the default paths for these file types. Note the processes UID still need to have DAC permissions.
SELinux requires files to have an extended attribute to define the file type.
You can see the context of a file using the -Z option to lsbP
Policy governs the access confined processes have to these files. SELinux ntop policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their ntop processes in as secure a method as possible.
STANDARD FILE CONTEXT
SELinux defines the file context types for the ntop, if you wanted to store files with these types in a diffent paths, you need to execute the semanage command to sepecify alternate labeling and then use restorecon to put the labels on disk.
semanage fcontext -a -t ntop_var_run_t '/srv/myntop_content(/.*)?'
restorecon -R -v /srv/myntop_content
Note: SELinux often uses regular expressions to specify labels that match multiple files.
The following file types are defined for ntop:
- Set files with the ntop_etc_t type, if you want to store ntop files in the /etc directories.
- Set files with the ntop_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the ntop_t domain.
- Set files with the ntop_initrc_exec_t type, if you want to transition an executable to the ntop_initrc_t domain.
- Set files with the ntop_tmp_t type, if you want to store ntop temporary files in the /tmp directories.
- Set files with the ntop_var_lib_t type, if you want to store the ntop files under the /var/lib directory.
- Set files with the ntop_var_run_t type, if you want to store the ntop files under the /run or /var/run directory.
Note: File context can be temporarily modified with the chcon command. If you want to permanently change the file context you need to use the semanage fcontext command. This will modify the SELinux labeling database. You will need to use restorecon to apply the labels.
semanage fcontext can also be used to manipulate default file context mappings.
semanage permissive can also be used to manipulate whether or not a process type is permissive.
semanage module can also be used to enable/disable/install/remove policy modules.
semanage port can also be used to manipulate the port definitions
semanage boolean can also be used to manipulate the booleans
system-config-selinux is a GUI tool available to customize SELinux policy settings.
This manual page was auto-generated using sepolicy manpage .
selinux(8), ntop(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1), sepolicy(8), setsebool(8)