If you have been regularly reading this BLOG, you probably have some interest in SELinux, well next month you have an opportunity to meet the different people working on the project. The SELinux Symposium will be held on March 12 - 16, 2007 in Baltimore, Md. The first two days are full of tutorials including SELinux for Dummies presented by yours truly and Karl MacMillan. Of course they will not allow me to call it this, so here is how they describe it:
Managing SELinux Systems
Instructors: Dan Walsh and Karl MacMillan, Red Hat Inc.
Tutorial Description: This tutorial is a hands-on, practical introduction to managing SELinux. We will cover the basics of what SELinux is and more importantly how to handle problems you may encounter on an SELinux machine. We will cover the way SELinux runs on Fedora Core 6/Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4/Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 systems.
Pre-requisites: Knowledge of Linux system administration and security. Basic SELinux knowledge is helpful but not required.
Audience: System administrators and security professionals
Topics will include:
- Introduction to the targeted policy
- Modified commands and SELinux utilities
- Understanding SELinux log messages
- Examining setroubleshoot tool
- Customizing the policy with booleans
- Generating local policy customizations
- Using audit2allow to generate a local policy module
- Managing file labeling
- Backup and disk management with SELinux
- Differences between RHEL4 and RHEL5
- Using system-config-selinux
- Future directions in SELinux targeted policy
This is a hands-on tutorial.
I have given this talk several times, and most people say it was critical to helping them understand SELinux. So if you can want to learn more about SELinux, I would recommend you attend. BTW, I do not get paid to teach the course, but do accept extra drink tickets.
The next two days of the Symposium are more seminar style, a series of 30-45 minute talks on different areas of research and development in SELinux. This symposium is a great opportunity to not only meet some of the developers but also to influence the direction of SELinux.
So if you have the ability to get to this conference, I would strongly suggest you attend, and if you do don't hesitate to introduce your self. Besides Baltimore in early March the weather is beautiful. :^)