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From: Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com>
To: Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov>, casey@schaufler-ca.com
Cc: akpm@osdl.org, torvalds@osdl.org,
	linux-security-module@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] Version 9 (2.6.24-rc1) Smack: Simplified Mandatory Access Control Kernel
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 11:58:58 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <551347.37651.qm@web36604.mail.mud.yahoo.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1193324834.2683.113.camel@moss-spartans.epoch.ncsc.mil>


--- Stephen Smalley <sds@tycho.nsa.gov> wrote:

> On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 20:46 -0700, Casey Schaufler wrote:
> ...
> > +Smack does not implement Domain Type Enforcement (DTE). If
> > +you want DTE Linux has an implementation called SELinux.
> > +Those who really want DTE are encouraged to use SELinux.
> > +Those who don't know what DTE is are encouraged to compare
> > +SELinux with Smack to determine which mechanisms are best
> > +suited to the problem at hand.
> 
> Nit: SELinux does not implement DTE.  DTE was a scheme introduced by Lee
> Badger et al to apply implicit typing based on pathname as a variant of
> the original type enforcement model.  SELinux is an implementation of
> the Flask security architecture for flexible MAC, along with an example
> security server that implements RBAC, TE, and MLS models, but not
> limited to them.

Okey Dokey. I'll fix that up.

Thank you for the review. I will have a look at all of the
individual comments.



Casey Schaufler
casey@schaufler-ca.com

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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-10-25  3:46 Casey Schaufler
2007-10-25 15:07 ` Stephen Smalley
2007-10-25 18:58   ` Casey Schaufler [this message]
2007-10-26 20:34 ` Stephen Smalley
2007-10-27  3:00 ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2007-10-27 19:20   ` Casey Schaufler
2007-10-27  9:01 ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2007-10-27 23:47   ` Al Viro
2007-10-28  5:41     ` Casey Schaufler
2007-10-28 12:46     ` Ahmed S. Darwish

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