Does SELinux make Redhat more secure?

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Published on 2011-02-20T10:32:18Z Indexed on 2011/02/20 15:27 UTC
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Does SELinux make Redhat more secure?

I can't remember the number of times when I have disabled SELinux because it kept frustrating my ability to get stuff running. Lots of times to there was no obvious reason why stuff wasn't working and I had to Google to discover why.

Given that most casual users will disable or weaken security when it appears to get in the way, with the exclusion of serious, enterprisey Redhat users, is SELinux really useful?

PS. Is there some tool that helps you log, track and manage SELinux issues across all applications?

In spite of being an Ubuntu user I am a closet Fedora fan.

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