The updated X.509 kernel module signing key for UEFI Secure Boot systems is available. Kernel module packages built in our Fedora Linux RPM Repository on or after 2018-11-11 will be signed with the new key.
Messinet Secure Services has upgraded from Fedora 28 to Fedora 29 with the notable
exception of our FreeIPA hosts which will remain on Fedora 28 until updated
Fedora 29 FreeIPA packages including the fix for
7654 are released, so a
replica can be installed successfully.
Messinet Secure Services has migrated to brand new hardware and also upgraded from
Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 with a few notable exceptions. Based on the
upstream recommendation, our FreeIPA hosts will remain on Fedora 27
until FreeIPA in Fedora 28 is ready. We’ve also elected to keep our MythTV
server on Fedora 27 until
13263 is properly resolved.
SELinux still lacks functional policy support for machinectl, systemd-nspawn and full OS containers. So unfortunately SELinux and systemd integration issues continue to occur regularly at release since Fedora 25 and it remains clear that upstream Fedora isn’t prioritizing SELinux testing prior to release, even with respect to systemd, the init daemon of choice.
With the applicable Messinet Secure Services upgrades complete, we’re no longer building RPMs for Fedora 27 in the Fedora Linux RPM Repository, though encourage you to check out our builds in the Copr Fedora community build service.
The Messinet Secure Services mailing lists have been in operation since May 6, 2006 and it’s time to retire the Mailman software that runs our lists. While a new version of Mailman does exist, it’s far more complex than the needs of the low volume lists served here. So after many years of service, the lists will be shut down this week.
Thank you for being a part of the community!
Messinet Secure Services has migrated to using git-http-backend for remote Smart HTTPS access to our Git repositories. To update the connection information, you will need to reset the git remote url in each of your repositories.
For development projects, use:
$ git remote set-url origin https://messinet.com/git/<project>.git
For RPM package development, use:
$ git remote set-url origin https://messinet.com/git/rpms/<package>.git
Authentication, authorization, and access are Kerberos/GSSAPI aware. You may
want to set a few Git configuration options to make things easier.
allows libcurl to use the Negotiate authentication mechanism, and
saves the authentication cookie to speed up sequential requests. See the
git-config documentation for more information.
[http "https://messinet.com"] cookieFile = /tmp/my-git.cookieFile emptyAuth = true saveCookies = true sslVerify = true sslVersion = tlsv1.2
We’ve upgraded Messinet Secure Services from Fedora 26 to Fedora 27. Again there
are a number of SELinux, systemd, gssproxy, and nfs-utils bugs 1494852,
1514241 affecting our systems that probably should
have received more attention before release.
One of the most challenging SELinux & systemd integration bugs is 1471545,
whereby the wrong SELinux file context label is placed on
/run/systemd/resolve/resolv.conf, causing SELinux AVCs and daemon failures
throughout. Unfortunately, the bug’s assignee continues to close the bug as
fixed with each new selinux-policy release and no information as to how the
fix is to work.
After using MariaDB’s GSSAPI Authentication Plugin with great success in
Fedora 26, I was looking to expand GSSAPI/SSO usage in F27, but I was unable to
get things to work, and filed
1514820 for more information.
SELinux still doesn’t really have functional policy support for machinectl, systemd-nspawn and full OS containers. The same SELinux and systemd integration issues occurred with the Fedora 25 to Fedora 26 upgrade and it is clear that upstream Fedora doesn’t prioritize SELinux testing enough, especially with respect to systemd, it’s init daemon of choice.
All this too, shall pass and with the Messinet Secure Services upgrades complete, I’m no longer building for Fedora 26, which has been removed from the Fedora Linux RPM Repository.
With even more SELinux & systemd challenges, we’ve upgraded Messinet Secure Services from Fedora 25 to Fedora 26. This same lack of attention to SELinux and systemd integration occurred with the Fedora 24 to Fedora 25 upgrade and it is abundantly clear that upstream Fedora doesn’t value SELinux support for systemd daemons.
Another continuing disappointment is that SELinux still doesn’t really have functional policy support for machinectl, systemd-nspawn and full OS containers.
Even so, the Messinet Secure Services upgrades are complete and I’m no longer building for Fedora 25, which will soon be removed from the Fedora Linux RPM Repository. Of special note, I’ll only be building RPMs for x86_64, as i686 has been downgraded to a secondary arch in Fedora upstream.
With some SELinux & systemd challenges, we’ve upgraded Messinet Secure Services from
Fedora 24 to Fedora 25. It is clear that upstream Fedora is not getting
enough testing for systemd daemons and SELinux
In addition, it’s a bit disappointing that SELinux doesn’t really have policy
support for systemd-nspawn and full OS containers.
Kerberized NFS support via rpc.gssd is broken due to
1264556, now fixed
as described in 1398370. This can be temporarily resolved by running
rpc.gssd in the foreground by updating
/usr/lib/systemd/system/rpc-gssd.service as shown below, though you’ll run
[Unit] Description=RPC security service for NFS client and server DefaultDependencies=no Conflicts=umount.target Requires=var-lib-nfs-rpc_pipefs.mount After=var-lib-nfs-rpc_pipefs.mount ConditionPathExists=/etc/krb5.keytab PartOf=nfs-utils.service Wants=nfs-config.service After=nfs-config.service [Service] EnvironmentFile=-/run/sysconfig/nfs-utils #Type=forking #ExecStart=/usr/sbin/rpc.gssd $RPCSVCGSSDARGS Type=simple ExecStart=/usr/sbin/rpc.gssd -f $RPCSVCGSSDARGS
All that aside, the upgrades are complete and I’m no longer building for Fedora 24, which is removed from the Fedora Linux RPM Repository.
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Congratulations to our Chicago Cubs who overtook the Cleveland Indians 8 to 7 in 10 innings to win the World Series for their first time since 1908!
Thank you Cubs for bringing this win to our city!