How to configure SELinux to allow SSHD running on non-standard port

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Issue

  • If sshd attempts to bind to a non-standard port (i.e., not port tcp/22), SELinux blocks it
    Disabling SELinux or setting SELinux to permissive makes it work

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

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