[ubuntu-hardened] security centerin ubuntu

Christopher Warner cwarner at kernelcode.com
Fri Apr 2 18:52:36 BST 2010

Wrong setups with Selinux are possible for a beginner to make but I don't
think the statement is fair to say you don't trust Selinux because of that.
There has been many discussion on writing policy effectively with many
how-to's and tutorials[1] floating about. Also there are frontends and ides
that exist from Brickwall and Slide[2] to Redhat/Fedoras tools[3].

[1]: http://danwalsh.livejournal.com/35127.html#cutid1
[2]: http://oss.tresys.com/projects/slide
[3]: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Design/SELinuxConfig

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Nils-Christoph Fiedler
<ncfiedler at gnome.org>wrote:

> hi folks!
> i'm not sure whether this is the right group to ask, but is there any
> ambition to integrate some kind of "security-center" in ubuntu? i love
> this idea, because today security is kind of a patchwork of different
> software, partly even not in the repositories of ubuntu, which makes it
> difficult for technically less skilled people to protect themselves
> accurate and a little annoying for more skilled ones, to install and
> setup those software separately. (talking about my personal experience)
> with security i mean things like tor, antivirus, firewall / port-
> management, user-agent-management in browsers, cryptography and things
> like that. a combining and well documented gui for those tasks would be
> appreciated, because many users are not familiar with the usage of the
> terminal.
> i know that there are some prjects like tiger or secubuntu (which i
> guess isnt under development any longer) or selinux out there, but
> personally i dont trust selinux because of its history and read about
> some issues with it, referring to wrong setups and therefor a loss of
> security compared to a fresh installation.
> besides that i think there is a lack of "corporate design" or
> centralization of software and settings management in ubuntu, because
> you dont have one location where to individualize settings, but a
> handful of applications for that. (maybe this is also a problem of
> gnome)
> what do you think about that?
> kind regards,
> nils
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