Re: SMACK netfilter smacklabel socket match

From: Paul Moore
Date: Thu Oct 23 2008 - 07:56:19 EST

On Friday 17 October 2008 1:53:38 pm Casey Schaufler wrote:
> Tilman Baumann wrote:
> > Hi Casey,
> >
> > the last weeks I tried to come up with some way to circumvent my
> > problems by aimlessly poking around in the code. Did not work
> > though. Not yet at least. :)
> > Maybe it makes more sense for me to wait until you have a solution.
> > My whole project is stalled right now because of this and I'm not
> > sure what next.
> > Do you plan to change something there soon? If so I would stop
> > wasting my time with hopeless attempts.
> >
> > My problem is at the moment that I don't really know what to do. If
> > you can give some aim I would be glad if I could do something.
> Well, the good news is that I have a change under test that will
> address your needs, allowing a host or set of hosts to be generally
> accessible from the Smack system. The bad news is that it uses a set
> of netlabel apis that are not going to get released in favor of a
> redesigned set of apis which are not available yet. The good news is
> that those apis will handle Smack's needs just fine, but again the
> bad news is that I don't have them to use yet.

Just a quick update. You can blame me for the delay, I was a bit
distracted trying to get things ready for the 2.6.28 merge window and
the NetLabel kernel API changes got pushed aside for a few weeks. I
just sent Casey a draft patch of the new API bits to review; with any
luck I'll have something to post as an RFC patch shortly.

Thanks for your patience.

paul moore
linux @ hp
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