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I want to learn SELinux to a high level, being able to understand the intricacies of domains, types and switching.

What is the best way to go about this? I considered starting with Fedora and a good manual, although as Fedora ships with so many pre-written policies I found it somewhat overwhelming.

Is there a good tutorial or learning distro suited to this purpose?

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Fedora's SELinux documentation is a good place to start. While referring to Fedora 13, the SELinux User Guide has plenty of information about how SELinux works. I also recommend reading Dan Walsh's Blog, where he talks about SELinux and related issues. Lastly, drop into #fedora-selinux on the FreeNode IRC network, there are often people there who can provide some input.

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