vsftpd fails to start due to a SELinux denial

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  • The vsftpd service fails to start.
  • A message similar to the following is visible in /var/log/audit/audit.log:

    type=AVC msg=audit(1548417720.287:75): avc:  denied  { module_request } for  pid=1597 comm="vsftpd" kmod="net-pf-10" scontext=system_u:system_r:ftpd_t:s0-s0:c0.c1023 tcontext=system_u:system_r:kernel_t:s0 tclass=system permissive=0


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • SELinux in Enforcing mode
  • vsftpd installed

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