semanage-port(8) — Linux manual page


semanage-port(8)                                        semanage-port(8)

NAME         top

       semanage-port - SELinux Policy Management port mapping tool

SYNOPSIS         top

       semanage port [-h] [-n] [-N] [-S STORE] [ --add -t TYPE -p
       PROTOCOL -r RANGE port_name | port_range | --delete -p PROTOCOL
       port_name | port_range | --deleteall | --extract | --list [-C] |
       --modify -t TYPE -p PROTOCOL -r RANGE port_name | port_range ]

DESCRIPTION         top

       semanage is used to configure certain elements of SELinux policy
       without requiring modification to or recompilation from policy
       sources.  semanage port controls the port number to port type

OPTIONS         top

       -h, --help
              Show this help message and exit

       -n, --noheading
              Do not print heading when listing the specified object

       -N, --noreload
              Do not reload policy after commit

       -S STORE, --store STORE
              Select an alternate SELinux Policy Store to manage

       -C, --locallist
              List local customizations

       -a, --add
              Add a record of the specified object type

       -d, --delete
              Delete a record of the specified object type

       -m, --modify
              Modify a record of the specified object type

       -l, --list
              List records of the specified object type

       -E, --extract
              Extract customizable commands, for use within a

       -D, --deleteall
              Remove all local customizations

       -t TYPE, --type TYPE
              SELinux type for the object

       -r RANGE, --range RANGE
              MLS/MCS Security Range (MLS/MCS Systems only) SELinux
              Range for SELinux login mapping defaults to the SELinux
              user record range. SELinux Range for SELinux user defaults
              to s0.

       -p PROTO, --proto PROTO
              Protocol for the specified port (tcp|udp|dccp|sctp) or
              internet protocol version for the specified node

EXAMPLE         top

       List all port definitions
       # semanage port -l
       Allow Apache to listen on tcp port 81 (i.e. assign tcp port 81 label http_port_t, which apache is allowed to listen on)
       # semanage port -a -t http_port_t -p tcp 81
       Allow sshd to listen on tcp port 8991 (i.e. assign tcp port 8991 label ssh_port_t, which sshd is allowed to listen on)
       # semanage port -a -t ssh_port_t -p tcp 8991

SEE ALSO         top

       selinux(8), semanage(8)

AUTHOR         top

       This man page was written by Daniel Walsh <>

COLOPHON         top

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