SELinux won’t disable on CentOS 6

The problem:

Setting SELINUX to disbled in /etc/sysconfig/selinx does not work.   SELinux stays continues to run in Enforcing mode event after a reboot.

The cause:

/etc/sysconfig/selinx should be a symbolic link to /etc/selinux/config but sometimes it is created as an actual file.  This means you can edit it to your hearts content and it won’t change a thing.

The solution:

Option 1:

Edit both /etc/sysconfig/selinux and /etc/selinux/config.

Option 2:

Fix the issue by making /etc/sysconfig/selinux a symbolic link again.




Changing providers

Once again is on the move.   The big pieces are working but I’m still fiddling with the little bits, so please be patient will me while I complete the move.

SSH Clients for Windows

A list of SSH clients for Windows from a recent /r/Sysadmin Reddit thread.

Source: – This one is a wrapper that lets you created a tabbed interface to putty.

Interesting find: reptyr


reptyr is a utility for taking an existing running program and attaching it to a new terminal. Started a long-running process over ssh, but have to leave and don’t want to interrupt it? Just start a screen, use reptyr to grab it, and then kill the ssh session and head on home.


I haven’t used it yet but I’ll definitely keep it in my tool box.