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On Linux and ext4 file system, a hacky way to prevent directories (and not other types of files) from being created is to rely on the fact that newly created directories inherit the default ACL entries from their parent directory (in addition to the corresponding non-default ACL entries) while files only get assigned the corresponding non-default ACL entries ...


SELinux is disallowing the openvpn executable from accessing files on the filesystem in a specific location. Your best friend for dealing with these is to use the SELinux troubleshooter GUI. $ sealert -b     You'll then want to follow the advice to add the necessary contexts to your filesystem to appease SELinux.      ...


Given you're using RHEL, SELinux is likely already installed. To confirm: $ rpm -aq | grep -i selinux selinux-policy-targeted-3.12.1-74.26.fc19.noarch libselinux-devel-2.1.13-15.fc19.x86_64 libselinux-2.1.13-15.fc19.x86_64 libselinux-utils-2.1.13-15.fc19.x86_64 selinux-policy-3.12.1-74.26.fc19.noarch libselinux-2.1.13-15.fc19.i686 ...


Firstly search if selinux is installed. rpm -qa | grep selinux, rpm -q policycoreutils, and rpm -qa | grep setroubleshoot If this doesn't show anything then install selinux by, sudo yum install selinux After selinux is installed, configure SELINUX=permissive in /etc/selinux/config Then finally restart your computer for selinux to take effect.

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