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sshd_net_selinux - Man Page

Security Enhanced Linux Policy for the sshd_net processes


Security-Enhanced Linux secures the sshd_net processes via flexible mandatory access control.

The sshd_net processes execute with the sshd_net_t SELinux type. You can check if you have these processes running by executing the ps command with the -Z qualifier.

For example:

ps -eZ | grep sshd_net_t

Process Types

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 sshd_net policy is very flexible allowing users to setup their sshd_net processes in as secure a method as possible.

The following process types are defined for sshd_net:


Note: semanage permissive -a sshd_net_t can be used to make the process type sshd_net_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.  sshd_net policy is extremely flexible and has several booleans that allow you to manipulate the policy and run sshd_net with the tightest access possible.

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 sshd to use tcp wrappers, you must turn on the ssh_use_tcpd boolean. Disabled by default.

setsebool -P ssh_use_tcpd 1


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 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 .

See Also

selinux(8), sshd_net(8), semanage(8), restorecon(8), chcon(1), sepolicy(8), setsebool(8)

Referenced By


24-07-16 SELinux Policy sshd_net