Everyone disables SELinux, it’s annoying!

Hah! I’ve been saying that for years and years, but the quote above isn’t mine, it’s from Scott McCarty‘s security talk at LinuxCon 2016. The room was full of other Linux Pros and the statement was followed by way more nods than grimaces :)

SELinux zealotry reminds me of the free software fanatics, emacs nutters, and other such special people. Why not tell it as it is? Why tell everyone to enable SELinux when you know, in your heart, that will cause them way more trouble than it will save them from?

Thanks Scott! I feel vindicated.