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authorEtienne Basset <etienne.basset@numericable.fr>2009-03-27 17:11:01 -0400
committerJames Morris <jmorris@namei.org>2009-03-28 15:01:37 +1100
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smack: Add a new '-CIPSO' option to the network address label configuration
This patch adds a new special option '-CIPSO' to the Smack subsystem. When used in the netlabel list, it means "use CIPSO networking". A use case is when your local network speaks CIPSO and you want also to connect to the unlabeled Internet. This patch also add some documentation describing that. The patch also corrects an oops when setting a '' SMACK64 xattr to a file. Signed-off-by: Etienne Basset <etienne.basset@numericable.fr> Signed-off-by: Paul Moore <paul.moore@hp.com> Acked-by: Casey Schaufler <casey@schaufler-ca.com> Signed-off-by: James Morris <jmorris@namei.org>
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@@ -184,14 +184,16 @@ length. Single character labels using special characters, that being anything
other than a letter or digit, are reserved for use by the Smack development
team. Smack labels are unstructured, case sensitive, and the only operation
ever performed on them is comparison for equality. Smack labels cannot
-contain unprintable characters or the "/" (slash) character.
+contain unprintable characters or the "/" (slash) character. Smack labels
+cannot begin with a '-', which is reserved for special options.
There are some predefined labels:
- _ Pronounced "floor", a single underscore character.
- ^ Pronounced "hat", a single circumflex character.
- * Pronounced "star", a single asterisk character.
- ? Pronounced "huh", a single question mark character.
+ _ Pronounced "floor", a single underscore character.
+ ^ Pronounced "hat", a single circumflex character.
+ * Pronounced "star", a single asterisk character.
+ ? Pronounced "huh", a single question mark character.
+ @ Pronounced "Internet", a single at sign character.
Every task on a Smack system is assigned a label. System tasks, such as
init(8) and systems daemons, are run with the floor ("_") label. User tasks
@@ -412,6 +414,36 @@ sockets.
A privileged program may set this to match the label of another
task with which it hopes to communicate.
+Smack Netlabel Exceptions
+
+You will often find that your labeled application has to talk to the outside,
+unlabeled world. To do this there's a special file /smack/netlabel where you can
+add some exceptions in the form of :
+@IP1 LABEL1 or
+@IP2/MASK LABEL2
+
+It means that your application will have unlabeled access to @IP1 if it has
+write access on LABEL1, and access to the subnet @IP2/MASK if it has write
+access on LABEL2.
+
+Entries in the /smack/netlabel file are matched by longest mask first, like in
+classless IPv4 routing.
+
+A special label '@' and an option '-CIPSO' can be used there :
+@ means Internet, any application with any label has access to it
+-CIPSO means standard CIPSO networking
+
+If you don't know what CIPSO is and don't plan to use it, you can just do :
+echo 127.0.0.1 -CIPSO > /smack/netlabel
+echo 0.0.0.0/0 @ > /smack/netlabel
+
+If you use CIPSO on your 192.168.0.0/16 local network and need also unlabeled
+Internet access, you can have :
+echo 127.0.0.1 -CIPSO > /smack/netlabel
+echo 192.168.0.0/16 -CIPSO > /smack/netlabel
+echo 0.0.0.0/0 @ > /smack/netlabel
+
+
Writing Applications for Smack
There are three sorts of applications that will run on a Smack system. How an