Monday, March 8, 2010

Disable at runtime selinux

There are times when you need to test something quick and selinux is in your way ... what do you do then ?
Instead of going with a full reboot you can just do the following

echo 0 > /selinux/enforce

This will disable the selinux at runtime. If the system is configured with selinux enabled into his config file
(on redhat/centos /etc/sysconfig/selinux ) next time you reboot it will be enable.

To enable at runtime

echo 1 > /selinux/enforce