Permission denied when running from xinetd

Ron Yorston rmy at
Wed Nov 28 09:35:53 GMT 2007

"henro001 at" <henro001 at> wrote:

>> Hmm.  Bizarre things happening when root and different behaviour when run
>> as a daemon versus from the command line.  Those are the sort of symptoms
>> one gets from SELinux denials.  Is SELinux enabled on this system?
>I am not aware of SE linux running on this system unless centos is
>enabling this by default. How do I check? (I know I should not ask...)
>[root at centos1 ~]# uname -a
>Linux 2.6.18-8.el5 #1 SMP Thu Mar 15 19:57:35 EDT
>2007 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

It depends how CentOS was installed, but SELinux probably is enabled.
The command sestatus will tell you.

You can control SELinux using the setenforce command or by editing
/etc/selinux/config.  Disabling it completely may require a reboot.


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