[ubuntu-hardened] SmackConfiguration wiki page

Casey Schaufler casey at schaufler-ca.com
Fri Jul 18 07:24:23 BST 2008

Kees Cook wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 09:12:14PM -0700, Casey Schaufler wrote:
>> I have added the SmackConfiguration wiki page.

I am very sorry that I flaked out on today's meeting. Between
getting ready for OLS and a new job it just fell out of my

> This looks really great!  Thanks.  Some ideas would be to make it more
> specific to Ubuntu (i.e. instead of saying "2.6.25 and later", using
> "Intrepid and later").

OK, I will look into that.

> Beyond that, I see two things that need to be fixed:
> 1) Smack needs to be enabled in the kernel
> 2) smack-utils needs to be packaged for Ubuntu (and/or Debian)
> I've already asked Tim Gardner (kernel team) to turn on the config for Smack,
> so that should show up in the next Intrepid kernel.

Just a heads up, you can't have both SELinux and Smack at the same time.
The initialization logic will enable whichever gets loaded first (it will
be SELinux, BTW) and refuse the second.

> Is anyone interested in doing some from-scratch packaging of
> smack-utils?

I'll buy anyone who does this as many beers (or coffees) as they
can drink in a day.

> Thanks,
> -Kees

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