How to Disable the SELinux on RHEL 6

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In Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6) minimal server installation, SELinux is set to enable. To disable SELinux, without having to reboot, you can use the setenforce command as below:

    [[email protected] ~]# setenforce 0
    

To disabled the SELinux on your next reboot, please change “SELINUX=enforcing” to “SELINUX=disabled”.

    # This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
    # SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
    #     enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
    #     permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
    #     disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
    SELINUX=enforcing
    # SELINUXTYPE= can take one of these two values:
    #     targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
    #     mls - Multi Level Security protection.
    SELINUXTYPE=targeted
    

Change to the following :

    # This file controls the state of SELinux on the system.
    # SELINUX= can take one of these three values:
    #     enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced.
    #     permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing.
    #     disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded.
    SELINUX=disabled
    # SELINUXTYPE= can take one of these two values:
    #     targeted - Targeted processes are protected,
    #     mls - Multi Level Security protection.
    SELINUXTYPE=targeted
    


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