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23.2. Types

The main permission control method used in SELinux targeted policy to provide advanced process isolation is Type Enforcement. All files and processes are labeled with a type: types define a SELinux domain for processes and a SELinux type for files. SELinux policy rules define how types access each other, whether it be a domain accessing a type, or a domain accessing another domain. Access is only allowed if a specific SELinux policy rule exists that allows it.
The following types are used with rsync. Different types all you to configure flexible access:
public_content_t
This is a generic type used for the location of files (and the actual files) to be shared using rsync. If a special directory is created to house files to be shared with rsync, the directory and its contents need to have this label applied to them.
rsync_exec_t
This type is used for the /usr/bin/rsync system binary.
rsync_log_t
This type is used for the rsync log file, located at /var/log/rsync.log by default. To change the location of the file rsync logs to, use the --log-file=FILE option to the rsync command at run-time.
rsync_var_run_t
This type is used for the rsyncd lock file, located at /var/run/rsyncd.lock. This lock file is used by the rsync server to manage connection limits.
rsync_data_t
This type is used for files and directories which you want to use as rsync domains and isolate them from the access scope of other services. Also, the public_content_t is a general SELinux context type, which can be used when a file or a directory interacts with multiple services (for example, FTP and NFS directory as an rsync domain).
rsync_etc_t
This type is used for rsync-related files in the /etc directory.