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10.3.3. Manual Pages for Services

Manual pages for services contain valuable information, such as what file type to use for a given situation, and Booleans to change the access a service has (such as httpd accessing NFS volumes). This information may be in the standard manual page or in the manual page that can be automatically generated from the SELinux policy for every service domain using the sepolicy manpage utility. Such manual pages are named in the service-name_selinux format. Such manual pages are also shipped with the selinux-policy-devel package. The selinux-policy-doc package includes the HTML version of the service-name_selinux manual pages.
For example, the httpd_selinux(8) manual page has information about what file type to use for a given situation, as well as Booleans to allow scripts, sharing files, accessing directories inside user home directories, and so on. Other manual pages with SELinux information for services include:
The information in manual pages helps you configure the correct file types and Booleans, helping to prevent SELinux from denying access.
See Section 5.5, “Generating Manual Pages: sepolicy manpage for further information about sepolicy manpage.